Definition of Helicon

1. Noun. A tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musician.

Exact synonyms: Bombardon
Generic synonyms: Bass Horn, Sousaphone, Tuba



Definition of Helicon

1. n. A mountain in Bœotia, in Greece, supposed by the Greeks to be the residence of Apollo and the Muses.

Definition of Helicon

1. Noun. (music) A large tuba whose coils fit around the player's shoulders. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Helicon

1. a large bass tuba [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Helicon

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heliclines
helicobacter
helicobacter infections
helicobacter pylori
helicobacters
helicobactor pylori
helicograph
helicographs
helicoid
helicoid choroidopathy
helicoid ginglymus
helicoidal
helicoidal cell wall
helicoids
helicon (current term)
heliconia
heliconian
heliconias
helicons
helicopod gait
helicopodia
helicopt
helicopted
helicopter
helicopter bucket
helicopter parent
helicopter parents
helicoptered
helicoptering

Literary usage of Helicon

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1. Greece: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm), Karl Baedeker (1894)
"For a visit to helicon a guide should bo taken from Zagora or ... 167), on the W-, two spurs of helicon. ..."

2. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1818)
"/mm the Summit of helicon, of a Mountain now called Delphoi, ... GROVE OF THE MUSES, UPON MOUNT helicon, TO LEBADE'A. Plants of helicon—View from ike ..."

3. Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical by Christopher Wordsworth (1844)
"The regard which the early settlers upon the ridges of helicon still cherished for the land from which they came, is expressed in the appellations of ..."

4. Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical by Christopher Wordsworth (1844)
"The regard which the early settlers upon the ridges of helicon still cherished for the land from which they came, is expressed in the appellations of ..."

5. A System of Ancient and Mediaeval Geography for the Use of Schools and Colleges by Charles Anthon (1871)
"Strabo affirms that helicon retains its snows during the greater part of the year. According to Leake, it is some hundred feet less in height than Parnassus ..."

6. A History of English Poetry by William John Courthope (1904)
"But in the Miscellanies published towards the close of Elizabeth's reign—The Phœnix Nest, England's helicon, England's Parnassus, and The Poetical ..."

7. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1902)
"England's helicon. Edited by AH Bullen. London : Nimmo, 1887. 3. Davison's Poetical Rhapsody. Two vols. Edited the same. London : Bell, 1890-1891. 4. ..."

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