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[hoh-boi, oh-boi]
noun, plural haut·bois.
  1. hautboy.
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Historical Examples of hautbois

  • It was they who gave us the dulcimer, the hautbois and the guitar; it was they who invented the serenade.

    The Merry-Go-Round

    Carl Van Vechten

  • Seeking food at the Cat and Hautbois in that village, they blundered upon the same troop at dinner in the square about the inn.


    James Branch Cabell

  • 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.

  • Musettes de Poitou; probably the cornemuses used in concert with the Hautbois de Poitou.