contrabassoon

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con·tra·bas·soon

 (kŏn′trə-bə-so͞on′, -bă-)
n.
The largest and lowest pitched of the double-reed wind instruments, sounding an octave below the bassoon. Also called double bassoon.

contrabassoon

(ˌkɒntrəbəˈsuːn)
n
(Instruments) the largest instrument in the oboe family, pitched an octave below the bassoon; double bassoon
ˌcontrabasˈsoonist n

con•tra•bas•soon

(ˈkɒn trə bæˈsun, -bə-)

n.
a bassoon larger in size and an octave lower in pitch than the ordinary bassoon; a double bassoon.
[1890–95; contra-2 + bassoon]
con′tra•bas•soon′ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contrabassoon - the bassoon that is the largest instrument in the oboe familycontrabassoon - the bassoon that is the largest instrument in the oboe family
bassoon - a double-reed instrument; the tenor of the oboe family
Translations
kontrafagotti
kontrafagott

contrabassoon

[ˌkɒntrəbəˈsuːn] Ncontrafagot m
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Margaret Cookhorn, long-serving contrabassoonist with the CBSO, is thrilled at the solo opportunities this Woolrich composition offers her instrument.
The premieres actually start during the CBSO's summer concerts on July 24 when Andris Nelsons conducts the world premiere of John Woolrich's Falling Down, a concerto for the CBSO's resident contrabassoonist Margaret Cookhorn.
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