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An obsolete, conical bore, brass instrument of the bass range, belonging to the keyed bugle family. Tall and narrow, the ophiclide had nine to twelve woodwind-like keys on the side and was designed to be the lowest member of the brass family. The bass ophiclide was the most successfull. It has been replaced in the modern orchestra by the tuba.


Last Updated: 2016-06-06 00:40:51