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Meaning of HAUTBOY

Pronunciation:  'howboy

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece

HAUTBOY is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hautbois, oboe
 See Also: basset oboe, double-reed instrument, heckelphone, musette pipe, oboe da caccia, oboe d'amore, shawm



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Haut"boy\, n. [F. hautbois, lit., high wood; haut high
+ bois wood. So called on account of its high tone. See
{Haughty}, {Bush}; and cf. {Oboe}.]
1. (Mus.) A wind instrument, sounded through a reed, and
   similar in shape to the clarinet, but with a thinner tone.
   Now more commonly called {oboe}. See Illust. of {Oboe}.

2. (Bot.) A sort of strawberry ({Fragaria elatior}).