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contrabassoon

[kon-truh-ba-soon, -buh-]
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noun
  1. a bassoon larger in size and an octave lower in pitch than the ordinary bassoon; a double bassoon.

Origin of contrabassoon

First recorded in 1890–95; contra-2 + bassoon
Related formscon·tra·bas·soon·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for contrabassoon

contrabassoon

noun
  1. the largest instrument in the oboe family, pitched an octave below the bassoon; double bassoon
Derived Formscontrabassoonist, noun
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