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bassoon


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bassoon  \Bas*soon"\,  n.  [F.  basson,  fr  basse  bass;  or  perh.  fr 
  bas  son  low  sound.  See  {Bass}  a  part  in  music.  ]  (Mus.) 
  A  wind  instrument  of  the  double  reed  kind  furnished  with 
  holes,  which  are  stopped  by  the  fingers,  and  by  keys,  as  in 
  flutes.  It  forms  the  natural  bass  to  the  oboe,  clarinet,  etc 
 
  Note:  Its  compass  comprehends  three  octaves.  For  convenience 
  of  carriage  it  is  divided  into  two  parts  whence  it  is 
  also  called  a  fagot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bassoon 
  n  :  a  double-reed  instrument;  the  tenor  of  the  oboe  family 




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