- Music. the low register of the clarinet.
- a 17th- or 18th-century woodwind instrument.
Origin of chalumeau
Examples from the Web for chalumeau
Historical Examples of chalumeau
Calumet in general signifies a pipe, being a Norman word, derived from chalumeau.The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)
Madame Chalumeau's face, glossy and red-and-white like a Norman apple, wore an expression of anxious expectation.
Madame Chalumeau flopped her omelet again, slid it to a platter and set a carafe of cider on the table.
Madame Chalumeau had risen, and had led her guest through the sitting-room into her immaculate kitchen.
Calumet is an Old Norman word for chalumeau, reed, pipe, a diminutive from Lat.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)