chalumeau

[ shal-yuh-moh; French sha-ly-moh ]
/ ˌʃæl yəˈmoʊ; French ʃa lüˈmoʊ /
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noun, plural chal·u·meaux [shal-yuh-mohz, French sha-ly-moh] /ˌʃæl yəˈmoʊz, French ʃa lüˈmoʊ/.

Music. the low register of the clarinet.
a 17th- or 18th-century woodwind instrument.

Nearby words

  1. challis,
  2. chalmers,
  3. chalon-sur-saône,
  4. chalone,
  5. chalukya,
  6. chalupa,
  7. chalutz,
  8. chalybeate,
  9. chalybite,
  10. cham

Origin of chalumeau

1705–15; < French: orig., flute made from a reed, stem of a reed; Old French chalemel < Late Latin calamellus narrow reed; see calamus, -elle

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