bassoon

bassoon
noun Etymology: French basson, from Italian bassone, from basso Date: 1724 a double-reed woodwind instrument having a long U-shaped conical tube connected to the mouthpiece by a thin metal tube and a usual range two octaves lower than that of the oboe • bassoonist noun

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  • Bassoon — Bas*soon , n. [F. basson, fr. basse bass; or perh. fr. bas son low sound. See {Bass} a part in music. ] (Mus.) A wind instrument of the double reed kind, furnished with holes, which are stopped by the fingers, and by keys, as in flutes. It forms… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bassoon — 1727, from Fr. basson (17c.), from It. bassone, augmentative of basso (see BASS (Cf. bass) (adj.)). Cf. BALLOON (Cf. balloon) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bassoon — ► NOUN ▪ a large bass woodwind instrument of the oboe family. DERIVATIVES bassoonist noun. ORIGIN Italian bassone, from basso low …   English terms dictionary

  • bassoon — [ba so͞on′, bəso͞on′] n. [Fr basson < It bassone < BASSO] a double reed bass woodwind instrument having a long, curved stem attached to the mouthpiece bassoonist n …   English World 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

  • bassoon — bassoonist, n. /ba soohn , beuh /, n. a large woodwind instrument of low range, with a doubled tube and a curved metal crook to which a double reed is attached. [1720 30; < F basson < It bassone (bass(o) low (see BASE2) + one aug. suffix)] * * *… …   Universalium

  • Bassoon — Fagott engl.: bassoon, ital.: fagotto Klassifikation …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bassoon — UK [bəˈsuːn] / US [bəˈsun] noun [countable] Word forms bassoon : singular bassoon plural bassoons a musical instrument consisting of a long wooden tube that you hold upright and play by blowing into a thin metal pipe that holds a double reed. It… …   English dictionary

  • bassoon — 1. noun /bəˈsuːn/ A musical instrument in the woodwind family, having a double reed and, playing in the tenor and bass ranges. 2. verb /bəˈsuːn/ a) To play the bassoon. b) To make a bassoon like sound …   Wiktionary

  • bassoon — bas|soon [ bə sun ] noun count a musical instrument consisting of a long wooden tube that you hold upright and play by blowing into a thin metal pipe that holds a double REED. It can produce very low sounds. A bassoon is a woodwind instrument.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bassoon — Synonyms and related words: English horn, Pandean pipe, aulos, basset horn, basset oboe, block flute, bombard, bourdon, cello, claribel, clarinet, clarion, concert flute, contrabassoon, contrafagotto, cornet, cornopean, cromorna, cromorne, cymbel …   Moby Thesaurus

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