- 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
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The double-bassoon is so large an instrument that it has to be bent on itself to bring it under the control of the player.How to Listen to Music, 7th ed.
Henry Edward Krehbiel
- music the lowest and largest instrument in the oboe class; contrabassoon