contrabassoon
noun Date: 1877 a double-reed woodwind instrument having a range an octave lower than that of the bassoon — called also double bassoon

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  • Contrabassoon — Other names Double bassoon, double bassoon Classification Woodwind instrument (double reed) Playing range …   Wikipedia

  • contrabassoon — [kän΄trə bə so͞on′] n. the double bassoon, larger than the bassoon and an octave lower in pitch …   English World dictionary

  • contrabassoon — contrabassoonist, n. /kon treuh ba soohn , beuh /, n. a bassoon larger in size and an octave lower in pitch than the ordinary bassoon; a double bassoon. [1890 95; CONTRA 2 + BASSOON] * * * …   Universalium

  • contrabassoon — noun A larger version of the bassoon sounding one octave lower, having a technique similar to the bassoon but offers more resistance in every way. Syn: double bassoon …   Wiktionary

  • contrabassoon — n. largest instrument of the oboe family, double bassoon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • contrabassoon — noun another term for double bassoon …   English new terms dictionary

  • contrabassoon — con·tra·bassoon …   English syllables

  • contrabassoon — con•tra•bas•soon [[t]ˈkɒn trə bæˈsun, bə [/t]] n. mad a bassoon larger in size and an octave lower in pitch than the ordinary bassoon; a double bassoon • Etymology: 1890–95; contra II+bassoon con′tra•bas•soon′ist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • contrabassoon — /kɒntrəbəˈsun/ (say kontruhbuh soohn) noun a bassoon larger in size and an octave lower in pitch than the ordinary bassoon; a double bassoon …   Australian English dictionary

  • contrabassoon — noun the bassoon that is the largest instrument in the oboe family • Syn: ↑contrafagotto, ↑double bassoon • Hypernyms: ↑bassoon …   Useful english dictionary

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