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shawm

 (shôm)
n.
Any of various early double-reed wind instruments, forerunners of the modern oboe.

[Middle English schalme, from Old French chalemie, alteration of chalemel, from Late Latin calamellus, diminutive of Latin calamus, reed, from Greek kalamos.]

shawm

(ʃɔːm)
n
(Instruments) music a medieval form of the oboe with a conical bore and flaring bell, blown through a double reed
[C14 shalmye, from Old French chalemie, ultimately from Latin calamus a reed, from Greek kalamos]

shawm

(ʃɔm)

n.
an early double-reed woodwind instrument.
[1505–15; < Middle French chaume < Latin calamus stalk < Greek kálamos reed]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shawm - a medieval oboeshawm - a medieval oboe      
bombard, bombardon - a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family
hautbois, hautboy, oboe - a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece
Translations

shawm

[ʃɔːm] Nchirimía f
References in classic literature ?
It is a fatted calf from the pastures of Bashan," said the Pharisee, "the heathen have dealt wonderfully with us let us raise up our voices in a psalm --let us give thanks on the shawm and on the psaltery-on the harp and on the huggab-on the cythern and on the sackbut
By 1955 she had become a self-taught expert on a number of early and remote musical instruments and began presenting programmes on historical musicology covering bagpipes, harps, and, in 1957, a programme on Chinese instruments, the shawm and sheng, with the strapline 'a programme of uninhibited music from many lands, played on unusual instruments'.
Levine (baritone), Rami El Aasser (percussion) and Director Isabelle Ganz (mezzo, shawm, flute).
Ten musical instruments were found including two fiddles, and a still shawm - an early type of oboe.
22) Twice he delights the masters with the soft melodic sounds of his shawm, a pastoral instrument apt for expressing his otherwise awkward ideals.
The band plays a wide range of instruments from hurdy-gurdy, which is Quentin's province, plus Hammer dulcimer (Amanda's territory), vocals, cittern, bag-pipes, shawm, kit drums, bass, percussion and didjeridu.
Italian folk instruments include mandolin; (9) ocarina; ciaramella (or cennamella), a shawm traditionally played by shepherds; frischialetto, a wooden or cane whistle; and putipu, a friction drum, popular in Neapolitan folk music.
Shawm (a double-reed woodwind), Flemish bagpipes and djembe (handdrum) are two of the more obscure instruments to join fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass and voices in a musical melange.
The group blends medieval melodies and instrumentation with modern and international flavors using a variety of authentic medieval instruments, including rauschpfiefes, shawm, hurdy-gurdy, bagpipe and hand-drums.
The dialect words presumed extinct for Northumbria are: shawm, meaning to warm oneself, hippetyclinch, meaning limp, and bari, meaning pretty.
The older Eben piece Ordo modalis of 1964 is based tonally on the inspiration of the ancient harp and shawm but in terms of rhythm draws on the early Baroque dance.
It becomes clear that the traveling blind bards and shawm bands are not just entertainment but an integral part of life-cycle and seasonal rituals.