Definition of sarrusophone in English:

sarrusophone

noun

  • A member of a family of wind instruments similar to saxophones but with a double reed like an oboe.

    • ‘It's ironic that the saxophone is well known while the sarrusophone is obscure.’
    • ‘The sarrusophone was a product of this imaginative age and although it was once a popular band instrument, it has now been essentially forgotten.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from the name of W. Sarrus, the 19th-century French bandmaster who invented it, + -phone.

Pronunciation:

sarrusophone

/səˈro͞ozəˌfōn//-ˈrəsə-/