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Meaning of BASSOON

Pronunciation:  ba'soon

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a double-reed instrument; the tenor of the oboe family

BASSOON is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: contrabassoon, contrafagotto, double bassoon, double-reed instrument, tenoroon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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