contrabassoon

(redirected from contrabassoons)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Entrants can break out their violins, harps and contrabassoons for a symphony seat until the Jan.
The opening lines with the basses, contrabassoons, organ, and bass drum are blurred in the LP version compared to the CD.