Bassoon meaning

bə-so͝on, bă-
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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.
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A double-reed bass woodwind instrument having a long, curved stem attached to the mouthpiece.
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A musical instrument in the woodwind family, having a double reed and, playing in the tenor and bass ranges.
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To play the bassoon.
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To make a bassoon-like sound.
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Origin of bassoon

  • French basson from Italian bassone augmentative of basso bass basso

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French basson, from Italian bassone, from basso (“bass”) + augmentative suffix -one.

    From Wiktionary