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Tuba appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Hot tuba. Put it up a butt, oh.
  • A but of stressed desserts fo' tuba.
  • Sinusoid art I signal’s not tuba button slang, is it?… radio sun is.
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Definition of the noun tuba

What does tuba mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tubae (Roman) / tubas (modern)

  1. the lowest brass wind instrument
    • examples: If I could only play the tuba half as well as you, I'd be very happy. | Tom told Mary to practice her tuba somewhere else. | I've never played the tuba.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of tuba: bass horn / sousaphone
    • more generic terms: bass = the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments; brass / brass instrument = a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
    • more specific words:
      • euphonium = a bass horn (brass wind instrument) that is the tenor of the tuba family
      • bombardon / helicon = a tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musician

Alternative definition of the noun tuba


  1. A large brass musical instrument played through a vibration of the lips upon the mouthpiece and fingering of the keys.


Who is Tuba?

Tuba was a Hopi leader in the late 19th century. Tuba was the headman of the small Hopi village of Moencopi, roughly fifty miles west of the main villages on the Hopi mesas. However, he apparently was an important person in the village of Oraibi as well. Eventually, Tuba joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and later received his endowment in the St. George Utah Temple. Tuba City, Arizona was named in his honor.


  1. Tuba is a fictional character from the 2002 film Bana Şans Dile.
  2. Tuba is a fictional character from the 2002 film City of God.

There are other characters with in their name, like Tubby the Tuba.


"Tuba" is a book written by Mehmet Rauf.


"Tuba" is a musical album of Éric Neveux.

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  1. The tuba is the largest and lowest-pitched instrument in the brass family. Sound is produced by vibrating or "buzzing" the lips into a large cupped mouthpiece. It first appeared in the mid 19th-century, making it one of the newest instruments in the modern orchestra and concert band. The tuba largely replaced the ophicleide. Tuba is Latin for 'trumpet'.
    • also known as البوق, 大号
  2. Tuba a.k.a. Tuvin Language: Tuvan, also known as Tuvinian, Tyvan or Tuvin, is a Turkic language spoken in the Republic of Tuva in south-central Siberia in Russia. The language has borrowed a great number of roots from the Mongolian language, Tibetan and more recently from the Russian language. There are small diaspora groups of Tuvan people that speak distinct dialects of Tuvan in the People's Republic of China and in Mongolia.
  3. Tuba a.k.a. Ṭūbā is a tree that Muslims believe grows in Jannah, or Islamic heaven.
  4. Tuba a.k.a. Ligbi Language: Ligbi is a Mande language spoken in Ghana in the north-west corner of the Brong-Ahafo Region. Ligbi is spoken by approximately 10 000 speakers. It is fairly closely related to Jula, Vai and Kono. A small population of Ligbi speakers is reported to live in Ivory Coast. Ligbi is also known as Wela or Numu. The latter of these refers to a subsection of the Ligbi people; Numu is Dyula for 'blacksmith'.
  5. TUBA a.k.a. KIAA1010 is a protein.
  6. Tuba or Tuğba is a female given name of Arabic origin common in Turkey. It derives from the ṭūbā tree that Muslims believe grows in heaven. The name is a modern Arabic borrowing into Turkish and has become a common female name in Turkey since the 1970s. It is often spelt Tuğba there, and that spelling has the same pronunciation as Tuba.
  7. Tuba a.k.a. dynamin binding protein is a gene.
    • also known as OTTHUMP00000059396, scaffold protein TUBA

Phrases with Tuba

Phrases starting with the word Tuba:

  1. Tuba Gyro
  2. tuba root
  3. Tuba Bella
  4. Tuba Crispa
  5. Tuba Sagoti

Phrases ending with the word Tuba:

  1. Genus Tuba
  2. Murex Tuba
  3. Sycon Tuba
  4. Caenis Tuba
  5. Hollow Tuba
  6. Morfea Tuba
  7. Nerula Tuba
  8. Silene Tuba
  9. Euglena Tuba
  10. Euphyes Tuba
  11. Fulgora Tuba
  12. Ipomoea tuba
  13. Phialea Tuba
  14. Stereum Tuba
  15. Taonura Tuba

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tuba

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Google previewContemporary Orchestration (2014)

A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians by R.J. Miller

Baritone Range Baritone Registers Tuba The tuba is a conical-shaped instrument and the largest and lowest-pitched member of the brass family. Modern tubas are commonly available in ...


The bass tuba is an enormous instrument with a great bell standing upright, supplied with valves and a horizontal mouthpiece. It is over...

Google previewGTPases Regulating Membrane Dynamics (2005)

by William Edward Balch, Channing J. Der, Alan Hall

Tuba, A GEF for CDC42, Links Dynamin to Actin Regulatory Proteins By Gianluca Cestra, Adam Kwiatkowski, Marco Salazar, Frank Gertler, and Pietro De Camilli Abstract Tuba is a 178kD protein containing four NH2-terminal SH3 ...

Google previewPhilippine Fermented Foods (2008)

Principles and Technology by Priscilla C. Sanchez

Tuba is a sweet, low alcoholic drink that does not require further processing after alcoholic fermentation, hence it has ...

Google previewWaltzing in the Dark (2016)

African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era by NA NA, Brenda Dixon Gottschild

Smith has pointed out, the tuba is a slow instrument: it would be well-nigh impossible to play a steady 4/4 beat on it for the length of a song. For dancers who followed the implications of the music, its sound encouraged the hopping, bouncy ...

Google previewLiquid Bread (2013)

Beer and Brewing in Cross-Cultural Perspective by Wulf Schiefenhovel, Helen Macbeth

Tuba is a beverage extracted from various palm species, most notably the coconut and the nipa. Extracting tuba may start the moment a palm tree starts to fruit. Tuba is tapped by cutting the pedicel (the.

Google previewMovies and Methods (1976)

An Anthology by Bill Nichols

The tuba is an element in a code and a thing codified. Like the totemic natural object it links nature (the tuba) with culture (goodness) and with society (rural), and insofar as it is composed within a cinematic frame, is simply an illusion of nature, ...

Google previewCarmen Excerpts

by Georges Bizet, William Bell

The tuba is an ideal instrument to portray the role of Escamilio, the toreador, in this great opera. Try to produce the swashbuckling effect that Bizet asked for. Listen to this excerpt on a good recording of the opera. FDS 184 © 1965 ( Renewed ...

Google previewGuide to the Euphonium Repertoire (2007)

The Euphonium Source Book by R. Winston Morris, Lloyd E. Bone, Jr., Eric Paull

Most modern examples are nine feet in length with a fundamental pitch of B♭, although the six- valve, French C tuba is a close relation. Like all bugles the profile of the bore is a cone that widens substantially from the mouthpiece receiver to ...

Google previewModern Music and Musicians: Encyclopedia: v. 1. A history of music; special articles; great composers; v. 2. Religious music of the world; vocal music and musicians; the opera; history and guide; v. 3. The theory of music; piano technique; special articles; modern instruments; anecdotes of musicians; dictionary. (musical terms and biography) (1912)

by Louis Charles Elson

The bass tuba gives out the same harmonic series as the euphonium, and is in E flat or F for the bass, and C or even B flat for the contrabass; that is, an octave below the euphonium. The deeper the pitch of these brass instruments, the longer ...

Google previewThe NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music (2006)

by Theodore Libbey

tuba Nos. 2 and 3, fanfares have continued to be the trumpet's stock-in-trade. But composers have found many other uses for it. Its sustained glow is captured by Wagner in the leitmotif depicting "The Sword" in Die Walkilre, while its jazzy flair ...

Google previewGrove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1910)

by Sir George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland

TUBA meansof correcting thiserrorhave been invented or proposed, and the greater number have been abandoned, but a...

Google previewThe American History and Encyclopedia of Music ... (1910)

by Edward Dickinson, George Whitfield Andrews, Arthur Foote, Janet M. Green, Emil Liebling, Josephine Thrall

tuba 1. A straight trumpet used by the Romans. 2. The name of the bass instruments of the saxhorn family. The brass tube, which is conical and especially large, is supplemented with four ...

Google previewA New Dictionary of Music (2017)

by Arthur Jacobs

TUBA, (1) type of bass brass valved instrument made in ...

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Quotes about Tuba

I don't play the tuba. (Lenny Kravitz)
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Scrabble value of T1U1B3A1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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