oboe d'amore

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oboe d'amore

(dɑːˈmɔːreɪ)
n
(Instruments) a type of oboe pitched a minor third lower than the oboe itself. It is used chiefly in the performance of baroque music
[Italian: oboe of love]
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Noun1.oboe d'amore - an oboe pitched a minor third lower than the ordinary oboeoboe d'amore - an oboe pitched a minor third lower than the ordinary oboe; used to perform baroque music
hautbois, hautboy, oboe - a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece
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