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o·boe

 (ō′bō)
n.
1. A slender woodwind instrument with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece, having a range of three octaves and a penetrating, poignant sound.
2. A reed stop in an organ that produces a sound similar to that of the oboe.

[Italian, from French hautbois; see hautboy.]

o′bo·ist n.

oboe

(ˈəʊbəʊ)
n
1. (Instruments) a woodwind instrument of the family that includes the bassoon and cor anglais, consisting of a conical tube fitted with a mouthpiece having a double reed. It has a penetrating nasal tone. Range: about two octaves plus a sixth upwards from B flat below middle C
2. (Classical Music) a person who plays this instrument in an orchestra: second oboe.
Archaic form: hautboy
[C18: via Italian oboe, phonetic approximation to French haut bois, literally: high wood (referring to its pitch)]
ˈoboist n

o•boe

(ˈoʊ boʊ)

n.
a woodwind instrument having a slender conical, tubular body and a double-reed mouthpiece.
[1690–1700; < Italian < French hautbois=haut high + bois wood; compare hautboy]
o′bo•ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oboe - a slender double-reed instrumentoboe - a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece
double reed, double-reed instrument - a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
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
Translations
أُوبُوّمِزْمار
hoboj
obo
oboe
oboe
oboa
oboa
óbó
オーボエ
오보에
obojininkasobojus
oboja
hoboj
oboa
oboe
เครื่องดนตรีประเภทเป่าชนิดหนึ่ง
kèn ôboakèn oboe

oboe

[ˈəʊbəʊ] Noboe m

oboe

[ˈəʊbəʊ] nhautbois m
I play the oboe → Je joue du hautbois.

oboe

nOboe f

oboe

[ˈəʊbəʊ] noboe m

oboe

(ˈəubəu) noun
a type of high-pitched woodwind musical instrument.
ˈoboist noun

oboe

أُوبُوّ hoboj obo Oboe όμποε oboe oboe hautbois oboa oboe オーボエ 오보에 hobo obo obój oboé гобой oboe เครื่องดนตรีประเภทเป่าชนิดหนึ่ง obua kèn oboe 双簧管
References in classic literature ?
In English it becomes hautboy, a wooden musical instrument of two-foot tone, I believe, played with a double reed, an oboe, in fact.
With the orchestra supplemented by horns and oboes, Louisa Tuck provided an elegant presentation of Josef Haydn's lyrical Second Cello Concerto.
In addition to the sonata, the CD contains the Overture in B flat major (with two oboes and a bassoon) and four solo concerti for various instruments--oboe, cello, violin and flute (originaly tor oboe).
The band specialises in historical performance and was formed in 2005 to revive this once hugely popular ensemble of oboes and bassoons and to explore its rich and varied repertoire.
The combination of two orchestras and a suite from Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks set me wondering if this might be an attempt to replicate the music's extravagant premiere - a hundred players including two dozen oboes.
Schoenberg's ``Gurrelieder'' is a work of gargantuan proportions, requiring five vocal soloists, a speaker, three male choruses, a mixed chorus and an overstuffed orchestra that includes eight flutes, five oboes, seven clarinets, 10 horns, six trumpets, eight trombones, four harps and a collection of percussion instruments to wake the dead.
It survived only in the composer's arrangement for two harpsichords, but he often did such arrangements of pieces originally composed for violins and oboes.
One of the most informative revelations that stems from the plethora of technical information, however, is the role of variously pitched oboes in determining the original keys and fingerings in the oboe literature--particularly in the music of J.
Similar woods are used for drums, clarinets, oboes and wooden flutes and piccolos.
This project applied Bernoulli's Law, Fourier's Series, and Helmholz Principles to analyze regional oboes and their tones.
In the middle movements of the Mozart symphony, there was a lovely muted quality to the horn playing and richly textured, suave interplay between the oboes and bassoons.
The program includes Sonata Prima for bassoon and organ by Giovanni Bertoli; "Elevation" and "Offertorio" for organ by Domenico Zipoli; Concerto in D Major for trumpet and organ by Tommaso Albinoni; "Sketches from China" for bassoon and oboe, written in 2000 by Michael Curtis; "Prayer for a Dead Soldier" for trumpet and organ by Dalibor Vackar; Suite for Oboe and Organ, written in 1999 by UO Professor Emeritus Hal Owen; and Albinoni's Concerto in C Major for trumpet, bassoon, bass, organ and three oboes.