ETYM Latin, trumpet.
Member of a family of valved lip-reed brass instruments of conical bore and deep, mellow tone, introduced around 1830 as bass members of the orchestra brass section and the brass band. The tuba is surprisingly agile and delicate for its size and pitch, qualities exploited by Berlioz, Ravel, and Vaughan Williams.
Different shapes of tuba exist, including oval, upright with forward-facing bell, and the circular or helicon sousaphone which wraps around the player. The Wagner tuba is a horn variant.
A large, low toned, brass instrument.
1. Dugačka ratna truba kod Rimljana;
2. Cev, crevo; naročito: limena cev u koju se pakuju kremovi, vazelini, pasta za zube, lanolin i dr. sa limenim zavrtnjem na uzanom otvoru, kroz koji se sasržina u potrenboj količini izvlači istiskivanjem.
1. A long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct liquids or gases; SYN. tubing.
2. A system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope; SYN. vacuum tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic tube, electron tube, thermionic valve.
3. (Anatomy) Any hollow cylindrical body structure; SYN. tube-shaped structure.