What is another word for sax?

Pronunciation: [sˈaks] (IPA)

Sax is commonly used as an abbreviation for the saxophone, a woodwind instrument invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s. However, there are several synonyms for the word that can be used depending on the context. For example, sax can be interchanged with saxo, a Spanish term for saxophone. Other synonyms include horn, reed, or woodwind, which are more general terms for instruments in the saxophone family. Jazz enthusiasts may also use the term ax, slang for instrument, to refer to the saxophone. Ultimately, the word used to describe the saxophone will depend on the speaker's preference and the context in which it is being discussed.

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Usage examples for Sax

For he had left nae gear to steal, Except sax sheep upon a lee: Quo' Johnie-"I'd rather in England die, "Ere thir sax sheep gae to Liddesdale wi' me."
"Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)"
Walter Scott
Ellen, ye mind whan ye broke ye'r leg an' lay in the south chamber that lang sax months?
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
I told him to keep them safe, as he was doin', an' if he got no word fra' me after sax months,-he was to bide in the room wi' them-they were his.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine

Famous quotes with Sax

  • And I saw the sax line-up that he had behind him and I thought, I'm going to learn the saxophone. When I grow up, I'm going to play in his band. So I sort of persuaded my dad to get me a kind of a plastic saxophone on the hire purchase plan.
    David Bowie
  • No. Maceo played sax, didn't he, well they used to sit in.
    Tommy Chong
  • As a horn player, the greatest compliment one can get is when a person comes to you and says, 'I heard this saxophone on the radio the other day and I knew it was you. I don't know the song, but I know it was you on sax.'
    Clarence Clemons
  • I take my job as a rock and roll sax player very seriously. To do it the way that I must do it, I must be in good condition. The better shape you're in, the harder you can rock.
    Clarence Clemons
  • Now that I am much older, I have had a number of sax players tell me I was responsible for them playing sax. Some of them I have admired over the years.
    Clarence Clemons

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