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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.

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Origin of chalumeau

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