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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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These intermediate-level pieces are all technically accessible by most oboists. The first movement of the work can be performed by early-intermediate students, but the subsequent two movements will require more advanced technical and musical skills.
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I've played this trio many times with different oboists, so when I received this new edition, I was curious to see what could be done with a piece that has been in the standard chamber repertoire for some time and, assumedly, has been examined previously.
He said: "I can't think of a more deserving person, given his reputation not only as one of our most highly regarded oboists but also a leading ambassador for the musical life of the nation.Long may he continue to spread his passion and knowledge for music throughout Great Britain and beyond."
Professional oboists should be able to make their own reeds to play at the highest level."
The event was hugely popular and attracted a wide range of young musicians, including violinists, oboists, percussionists, trombonists and harpists.
But some were sorry that her own career as one of the country's leading oboists should be second to that of Sir John Barbirolli, the great conductor.
Guest artist Allan Vogel will conduct a master class for oboists at 2 p.m.
Reeds are the vibrating portion of woodwind instruments and the source of much irritation to clarinetists, oboists, bassoonist, and saxophonists.
With French composers so addicted to the pastoral, nostalgic and clear-cut strains of their instrument, the oboists of Sutton Coldfield Orchestra had to be especially on their mettle for Saturday's all-Gallic concert in the welcoming and accommodating Emmanuel Parish Church in Wylde Green.