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bas·soon

 (bə-so͞on′, bă-)
n.
A low-pitched woodwind instrument with a double reed, having a long wooden body attached to a U-shaped lateral tube that leads to the mouthpiece. The range of this instrument is typically two octaves lower than that of the oboe.

[French basson, from Italian bassone, augmentative of basso, bass; see basso.]

bas·soon′ist n.
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bassoon

(bəˈsuːn)
n
1. (Instruments) a woodwind instrument, the tenor of the oboe family. Range: about three and a half octaves upwards from the B flat below the bass staff
2. (Classical Music) an orchestral musician who plays the bassoon
[C18: from French basson, from Italian bassone, from basso deep; see base2]
basˈsoonist n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

bas•soon

(bæˈsun, bə-)

n.
a large woodwind instrument of low range, with a doubled tube and a curved metal crook to which a double reed is attached.
[1720–30; < French basson < Italian bassone=bass(o) low (see base2) + -one augmentative suffix]
bas•soon′ist, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bassoon - a double-reed instrumentbassoon - a double-reed instrument; the tenor of the oboe family
contrabassoon, contrafagotto, double bassoon - the bassoon that is the largest instrument in the oboe family
double reed, double-reed instrument - a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
tenoroon - a tenor bassoon; pitched a fifth higher than the ordinary bassoon
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Translations
البَسُونمِزْمار مُزْدَوِج: زَمْخَر
fagot
fagot
fagotti
fagot
fagott
fagott
ファゴットバスーン
바순
fagotas
fagots
fagot
fagot
fagot
fagott
ปี่ใหญ่
basonfagot
kèn bassoon

bassoon

[bəˈsuːn] Nbajón m, fagot m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bassoon

[bəˈsuːn] nbasson m
I play the bassoon → Je joue du basson.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bassoon

nFagott nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bassoon

[bəˈsuːn] nfagotto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

bassoon

(bəˈsuːn) , ((American) ba-) noun
a woodwind musical instrument which gives a very low sound.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

bassoon

البَسُون fagot fagot Fagott φαγκότο fagot fagotti basson fagot fagotto ファゴット 바순 fagot fagott fagot fagote фагот fagott ปี่ใหญ่ fagot kèn bassoon 巴松管
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The audience for a full-length treatment of Schillinger's very focused topic is bassoonists, from advanced beginners, say, through experienced professional performers and teachers of the instrument.
"I was one of only five bassoonists chosen in the country."
"Today, the reason there is a big shortage of young bassoonists is because of the following: Government cuts to peripatetic music services resulting in parents having to pay for their children's bassoon lessons.
Take the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet, a group based at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York: they uploaded a video to YouTube video of their ensemble playing Lady Gaga covers and sent links to the clip to family members and fellow bassoonists. Slowly but surely, the video built a wider and wider audience--not primarily among Lady Gaga fans but among the musicians and music aficionados who appreciated this mixing of pop culture and classical culture.
"They must have had some phenomenal bassoonists, because these were the girls he wrote most of his bassoon concerti for," Spencer says.
The board of the Orchestra, is expected to meet on Tuesday, under Moleskis, to finalise the decision taken by the auditioning committee to give work to the two Italian bassoonists, being championed by the Italian chief bassoonist.
As well as looking forward to performing with bassoonists of a similar age, Matt will enjoy playing at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, London's Barbican Hall and other superb venues.
This year we are pleased to welcome three oboists and three bassoonists, a real achievement, as sadly the numbers taking these endangered instruments are declining.
With their support, Ensemble Cymru bassoonist Graham Hobbs will be performing for primary school children in Upper Bangor, for the residents of Plas Hedd in Maesgeirchen and giving a class to young oboists and bassoonists at Galeri, Caernarfon.
Type of participants: Violinists, violists, cellists, flutists, oboists, clarinetists, bassoonists, hornists, pianists and vocalists.
She's back in The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists (Seal Press $12.95).
"Today, the reason there is a big shortage of young bassoonists is because of the following: Government cuts to peripatetic music services resulting in parents having to pay for their children's bassoon lessons; the cost of hiring a bassoon whilst still at school and having to return the instrument when the child leaves secondary education; The cost of a beginner bassoon (thousands of pounds compared to a few hundred for a beginner flute or clarinet) and bassoon reeds (each reed may last a few weeks and will need to be replaced - average cost PS12 each).