Definition of bassoon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bəˈsuːn//
; NAmE NAmE//bəˈsuːn//
Musical instruments
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a musical instrument of the woodwind group. It is shaped like a large wooden tube with a double reed that you blow into, and produces notes with a low sound. See related entries: Musical instruments Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French basson, from Italian bassone, from basso ‘low’, from Latin bassus ‘short, low’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bassoon

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