double bassoon

noun
  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
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Historical Examples of 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

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