double bassoon
noun Date: circa 1876 contrabassoon

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • double bassoon — n. CONTRABASSOON …   English World dictionary

  • double bassoon — noun the bassoon that is the largest instrument in the oboe family • Syn: ↑contrabassoon, ↑contrafagotto • Hypernyms: ↑bassoon * * * ˌdouble basˈsoon 7 [double bassoon] …   Useful english dictionary

  • double bassoon — a bassoon an octave lower in pitch than the ordinary bassoon: the largest and deepest toned instrument of the oboe class; contrabassoon. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • double bassoon — /dʌbəl bəˈsun/ (say dubuhl buh soohn) noun a bassoon an octave lower in pitch than the ordinary bassoon; the largest and deepest toned instrument of the oboe class; contrabassoon …   Australian English dictionary

  • double bassoon — noun a bassoon that is larger and longer than usual and an octave lower in pitch …   English new terms dictionary

  • double bassoon — dou′ble bassoon′ n. mad contrabassoon • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • double-bassoon — англ. [дабл бэ/сун] контрафагот …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

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

  • Bassoon — Infobox Instrument name=Bassoon names= classification=Woodwind instrument (double reed) range= related= * Tenoroon * Contrabassoon (double bassoon) * Dulcian * OboeThe bassoon is a woodwind instrument in the double reed family that typically… …   Wikipedia

  • Double reed — A double reed is a type of reed used to produce sound in various wind instruments. The term double reed comes from the fact that there are two pieces of cane vibrating against each other. A single reed consists of one piece of cane which vibrates …   Wikipedia

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