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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 classic literature ?
In English it becomes hautboy, a wooden musical instrument of two-foot tone, I believe, played with a double reed, an oboe, in fact.
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Supplementing the Vonnegut-Barab twenty-five minute cantata are Barab's sprightly "Dances for Oboe and Strings" and his humorous Moments Macabres, eight delightfully humorous and morbid short pieces from anonymous poems in The Oxford Book of Light Verse (edited by W.
I played the oboe, which is not an instrument to be taken lightly.
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Augusto Paulo Betti Aurora Leticia Vota Senor Sosa Mario Lozano Inspector Flores Arturo Fleitas Clarita Graciela Canepa Rosa Mirthita Mazo A handsomely made, deeply affectionate homage to the mystical power of music and cinema, "The Call of the Oboe" is the kind of poetic work that will charm critics, probably woo a small specialized distributor and be overlooked by American auds.