Bassoon Definition

bə-so͝on, bă-
bassoons
noun
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.
American Heritage
A double-reed bass woodwind instrument having a long, curved stem attached to the mouthpiece.
Webster's New World

A musical instrument in the woodwind family, having a double reed and, playing in the tenor and bass ranges.

Wiktionary
verb
To play the bassoon.
Wiktionary
To make a bassoon-like sound.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Bassoon

Noun

Singular:
bassoon
Plural:
bassoons

Origin of Bassoon

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

    From Wiktionary

  • French basson from Italian bassone augmentative of basso bass basso

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

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