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double bassoon

a bassoon an octave lower in pitch than the ordinary bassoon: the largest and deepest-toned instrument of the oboe class; contrabassoon.
Origin of double bassoon
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
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  • The double bassoon by Stainsby made in 1727 for the coronation celebrations.

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  • I go further than Beethoven in preferring the double bassoon.

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British Dictionary definitions for double bassoon

double bassoon

(music) the lowest and largest instrument in the oboe class; contrabassoon
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