Metalan duvački instrument sa klarinetskim piskom i kupastom cevi, različite veličine (od soprana do kontrabasa); nazvan po pronalazaču Adolfu Saksu (1814-1894). (grč.)
ETYM A.A.J. Sax, the inventor + Greek phone tone.
A wind instrument of brass, containing a reed, and partaking of the qualities both of a brass instrument and of a clarinet.
Member of a hybrid brass instrument family of conical bore, with a single-reed woodwind mouthpiece and keyworks, invented about 1840 by Belgian instrumentmaker Adolphe Sax (1814–1894). Soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone forms remain current. The soprano saxophone is usually straight; the others are characteristically curved back at the mouthpiece and have an upturned bell. Initially a concert instrument of suave tone, the saxophone was incorporated into dance bands of the 1930s and 1940s, and assumed its modern guise as an abrasive solo jazz instrument after 1945. It has a voicelike ability to bend a note.