double bassoon



a bassoon an octave lower in pitch than the ordinary bassoon: the largest and deepest-toned instrument of the oboe class; contrabassoon.

Nearby words

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Origin of double bassoon

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for double bassoon

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for double bassoon

double bassoon


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