Ophicleide



[of-i-klahyd] /ˈɒf ɪˌklaɪd/

noun
1.
a musical wind instrument, a development of the old wooden serpent, consisting of a conical metal tube bent double.
/ˈɒfɪˌklaɪd/
noun
1.
(music) an obsolete keyed wind instrument of bass pitch

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