hautbois

Definitions of hautbois
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n a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece

Synonyms:
hautboy, oboe
Types:
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basset oboe, heckelphone
an oboe pitched an octave below the ordinary oboe
musette pipe
a small simple oboe
oboe da caccia
an alto oboe; precursor of the English horn
oboe d'amore
an oboe pitched a minor third lower than the ordinary oboe; used to perform baroque music
shawm
a medieval oboe
bombard, bombardon
a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family
Type of:
double reed, double-reed instrument
a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together

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