bassoon


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bas·soon

 (bə-so͞on′, bă-)
n.
A low-pitched woodwind instrument with a double reed, having a long wooden body attached to a U-shaped lateral tube that leads to the mouthpiece. The range of this instrument is typically two octaves lower than that of the oboe.

[French basson, from Italian bassone, augmentative of basso, bass; see basso.]

bas·soon′ist n.

bassoon

(bəˈsuːn)
n
1. (Instruments) a woodwind instrument, the tenor of the oboe family. Range: about three and a half octaves upwards from the B flat below the bass staff
2. (Classical Music) an orchestral musician who plays the bassoon
[C18: from French basson, from Italian bassone, from basso deep; see base2]
basˈsoonist n

bas•soon

(bæˈsun, bə-)

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; < French basson < Italian bassone=bass(o) low (see base2) + -one augmentative suffix]
bas•soon′ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bassoon - a double-reed instrumentbassoon - a double-reed instrument; the tenor of the oboe family
contrabassoon, contrafagotto, double bassoon - the bassoon that is the largest instrument in the oboe family
double reed, double-reed instrument - a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
tenoroon - a tenor bassoon; pitched a fifth higher than the ordinary bassoon
Translations
البَسُونمِزْمار مُزْدَوِج: زَمْخَر
fagot
fagot
fagotti
fagot
fagott
fagott
ファゴットバスーン
바순
fagotas
fagots
fagot
fagot
fagot
fagott
ปี่ใหญ่
basonfagot
kèn bassoon

bassoon

[bəˈsuːn] Nbajón m, fagot m

bassoon

[bəˈsuːn] nbasson m
I play the bassoon → Je joue du basson.

bassoon

nFagott nt

bassoon

[bəˈsuːn] nfagotto

bassoon

(bəˈsuːn) , ((American) ba-) noun
a woodwind musical instrument which gives a very low sound.

bassoon

البَسُون fagot fagot Fagott φαγκότο fagot fagotti basson fagot fagotto ファゴット 바순 fagot fagott fagot fagote фагот fagott ปี่ใหญ่ fagot kèn bassoon 巴松管
References in classic literature ?
But presently the sound of the bassoon and the key-bugles burst forth; the evening hymn, which always opened the service, had begun, and every one must now enter and take his place.
And Mat blows away at his bassoon, and you're respectable civilians one and all," says Mr.
Indeed there may be generally observed in him an unbending, unyielding, brass-bound air, as if he were himself the bassoon of the human orchestra.
The old girl borrowed a bassoon from the bandmaster of the Rifle Regiment.
George does not again rise to his full height in that parlour until the time is drawing on when the bassoon and fife are expected by a British public at the theatre; and as it takes time even then for Mr.
But somewhat dangerous to navigation," boomed Richard, in the bass, like the bassoon to the flourish of his wife's violin.
It languished a little when the present Duke in his youth insisted upon having his own operas played there, and it is said one day, in a fury, from his place in the orchestra, when he attended a rehearsal, broke a bassoon on the head of the Chapel Master, who was conducting, and led too slow; and during which time the Duchess Sophia wrote domestic comedies, which must have been very dreary to witness.
We got rid of all gloom in the excitement of the exercise, and our pleasure was increased by the arrival of the Gimmerton band, mustering fifteen strong: a trumpet, a trombone, clarionets, bassoons, French horns, and a bass viol, besides singers.
It was pleasant to wake up in Florence, to open the eyes upon a bright bare room, with a floor of red tiles which look clean though they are not; with a painted ceiling whereon pink griffins and blue amorini sport in a forest of yellow violins and bassoons.
There was a grand band of trumpets, bassoons, and drums, marshalled four abreast, and earning their money, if ever men did, especially the drum-beaters, who were very muscular.
Bassoon concerti, as it turns out, are not exactly thick on the ground in musical literature, at least before the 20th century.
To my ears other pearls included the first movement of the Bassoon Concerto in G minor, the Allegro in the Violin Concerto in D minor and the Allegro assai in the Sinfonia in F major.