Dictionary what are you saying??
That is the most inaccurate drawing I’ve ever seen… I can’t even fathom how you’d comfortably play with the piston valves like that…
EDIT: evidently that’s how the piston-valve horns do look… I still can’t fathom how you play it…
Also, that’s not a mellophone, dictionary. Webster, get your shit together.
wait isn’t that a french horn?
Actually, that IS a mellophone. This is a traditional mellophone, which is basically the same as a French Horn, but with piston valves.
The modern (or marching) mellophone looks like this:
Guest starring my favourite word: mellifluous.