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o·boe

 (ō′bō)
n.
1. A slender woodwind instrument with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece, having a range of three octaves and a penetrating, poignant sound.
2. A reed stop in an organ that produces a sound similar to that of the oboe.

[Italian, from French hautbois; see hautboy.]

o′bo·ist n.
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oboe

(ˈəʊbəʊ)
n
1. (Instruments) a woodwind instrument of the family that includes the bassoon and cor anglais, consisting of a conical tube fitted with a mouthpiece having a double reed. It has a penetrating nasal tone. Range: about two octaves plus a sixth upwards from B flat below middle C
2. (Classical Music) a person who plays this instrument in an orchestra: second oboe.
Archaic form: hautboy
[C18: via Italian oboe, phonetic approximation to French haut bois, literally: high wood (referring to its pitch)]
ˈoboist n
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o•boe

(ˈoʊ boʊ)

n.
a woodwind instrument having a slender conical, tubular body and a double-reed mouthpiece.
[1690–1700; < Italian < French hautbois=haut high + bois wood; compare hautboy]
o′bo•ist, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oboe - a slender double-reed instrumentoboe - a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece
double reed, double-reed instrument - a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
basset oboe, heckelphone - an oboe pitched an octave below the ordinary oboe
musette pipe - a small simple oboe
oboe da caccia - an alto oboe; precursor of the English horn
oboe d'amore - an oboe pitched a minor third lower than the ordinary oboe; used to perform baroque music
shawm - a medieval oboe
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Translations
أُوبُوّمِزْمار
hoboj
obo
oboe
oboe
oboa
oboa
óbó
オーボエ
오보에
obojininkasobojus
oboja
hoboj
oboa
oboe
เครื่องดนตรีประเภทเป่าชนิดหนึ่ง
kèn ôboakèn oboe

oboe

[ˈəʊbəʊ] Noboe m
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oboe

[ˈəʊbəʊ] nhautbois m
I play the oboe → Je joue du hautbois.
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oboe

nOboe f
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oboe

[ˈəʊbəʊ] noboe m
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oboe

(ˈəubəu) noun
a type of high-pitched woodwind musical instrument.
ˈoboist noun
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oboe

أُوبُوّ hoboj obo Oboe όμποε oboe oboe hautbois oboa oboe オーボエ 오보에 hobo obo obój oboé гобой oboe เครื่องดนตรีประเภทเป่าชนิดหนึ่ง obua kèn oboe 双簧管
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References in periodicals archive ?
Soli S(A)TB, coro SATB, flauto traverso, 2 oboi, 2 fagotti, corno, 2 trombe, timpani, 2 violini, viola and basso continuo (Violoncello solo/violoncello/ contrabbasso/contrafagotto, organo/cembalo).
Oboi suryongnim, I am writing this letter to express my burning wish to see you once more.
(84) Unsigned, "Mebel', oboi, liustry; Razvitie khudozhestvennoi promyshlennosti," V.M., 21 May 1945, p.
Albright asserted that later biblical writers (he did not state which ones) included fertility figurines under the general term terapim.(40) 2 Kings 24:23 associates the terapim with necromancy (oboi, yidde onim), "idols" (gillulim), and "abominations" (siqqusim) [no explicit fertility nuance is specified], but does not suggest that any of these terms are subsumed under the heading terapim.
Muted oboes were still being used in this context at the beginning of the 19th century: a funeral march in C minor scored for muted oboes, muted horns, muted trumpets and timpani, clarinets (which are marked |con oboi' in the score and thus may have been muted), and unmuted bassoons appears in Ferdinando Paer's opera Achille, first performed in 1801 (ex.1).(16)
Oxnam, Robert B., Ruling from Horseback: Manchu Politics in the Oboi Regency, 1661-1669.
At the meeting, Mr Museveni is expected to engage with Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party president Patrick Amuriat Oboi, Democratic Party (DP) president general Norbert Mao, Uganda People's Congress (UPC) leader Jimmy Akena and Justice Forum (Jeema) chief Asuman Basalirwa.
He met Calvin Oboi and his family who are battling against erratic weather conditions and droughts, which have wreaked havoc on crops.
This time out the Camerata Koln play six concertos for various woodwinds: flute, oboe, recorders, and oboi d'amore.