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Meaning of SHAWM

Pronunciation:  shom

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a medieval oboe
 

SHAWM is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: bombard, bombardon, hautbois, hautboy, oboe

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Shawm\, n. [OE. shalmie, OF. chalemie; cf. F. chalumeau
shawm, chaume haulm, stalk; all fr. L. calamus a reed, reed
pipe. See {Haulm}, and cf. {Calumet}.] (Mus.)
A wind instrument of music, formerly in use, supposed to have
resembled either the clarinet or the hautboy in form.
[Written also {shalm}, {shaum}.] --Otway.

      Even from the shrillest shaum unto the cornamute.
                                               --Drayton.

 

 

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