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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.]
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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]
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shawm

(ʃɔm)

n.
an early double-reed woodwind instrument.
[1505–15; < Middle French chaume < Latin calamus stalk < Greek kálamos reed]
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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
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Translations

shawm

[ʃɔːm] Nchirimía f
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It is a group made up of eleven wooden wind instruments of the 16th century--five pumorts, five air-chamber schalmei (shawms) and a unique deep bass curved horn.
The soprano shawm (chalemie, piffaro, Schalmei) played the cantus, accompanied by two instruments of similar register, the alto shawm (bombarde, contra piffaro, Bomhart) and slide trumpet (trompette de menestrels, trombone, Posaun) playing the tenor/contratenor pair.
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