noun, plural haut·bois.
Examples from the Web for hautbois
Musettes de Poitou; probably the cornemuses used in concert with the Hautbois de Poitou.
They danced in the castle courtyard, under our balcony, to the sound of hautbois and bagpipes.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete|Madame La Marquise De Montespan
Here the pdalle is the bass pommer, or hautbois, and the sackbut is indicated as second bass or basse-contre.
The tubes of all the members of the hautbois family are straight in this drawing.
There are others as beautiful as the sound of hautbois, and the sound itself is a colour which is like green corn.Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier