English has over a million words in it. More than any other language, although that’s largely because English riffles every other language it can find for content. But it also means most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is sackbut.
It’s a kind of trombone used in the early modern era. Here’s what it sounds like:
Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word.
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