double bassoon


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double bassoon

double bassoon

n
(Instruments) music the lowest and largest instrument in the oboe class; contrabassoon

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.
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Noun1.double bassoon - the bassoon that is the largest instrument in the oboe familydouble bassoon - the bassoon that is the largest instrument in the oboe family
bassoon - a double-reed instrument; the tenor of the oboe family
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