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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
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Levine (baritone), Rami El Aasser (percussion) and Director Isabelle Ganz (mezzo, shawm, flute).
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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.