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bas·set horn

 (băs′ĭt)
n.
A tenor clarinet, pitched in F, having a wider bell and greater range than a standard clarinet.

[Partial translation of German Bassetthorn : Bassett, type of low-pitched string instrument (ultimately from Italian basso, low; see basso) + Horn, horn (from the resemblance of early crescent-shaped models to hunting horns).]
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basset horn

n
(Instruments) an obsolete woodwind instrument of the clarinet family
[C19: probably from German Bassetthorn, from Italian bassetto, diminutive of basso + horn]
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Noun1.basset horn - a tenor clarinetbasset horn - a tenor clarinet; pitched in the key of F below the B-flat clarinet
clarinet - a single-reed instrument with a straight tube
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