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

First recorded in 1875–80
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double bassoon

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