double bassoon

  1. 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

Words Nearby double bassoon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use double bassoon in a sentence

  • 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
  • The double bassoon by Stainsby made in 1727 for the coronation celebrations.

    Handel | Romain Rolland
  • I go further than Beethoven in preferring the double bassoon.

    The So-called Human Race | Bert Leston Taylor

British Dictionary definitions for double bassoon

double bassoon

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

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