Origin of hautboy
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Historical Examples of hautboy
Nearly allied to these are the clarionet, the hautboy, and bassoon.Popular Technology; Volume 2
The young Lord Hautboy, her eldest son, was now just of age.
The Hautboy people were her own relations,—not her husband's.
Hautboy was very eager to let everybody know the truth at the Pandemonium.
Poor Hautboy almost cried as he gave this account of his own misfortune.
Word Origin for hautboy
1570s, from French hautbois "high wood" (15c.; see oboe). The "high" is haut in its secondary sense of "high-pitched." Frequently nativized as hoboy.
This Pageaunt waz clozd vp with a delectable harmony of Hautboiz, Shalmz, Coronets, and such oother looud muzik. [Robert Laneham, 1575]