oboe d'amore

noun

a type of oboe pitched a minor third lower than the oboe itself. It is used chiefly in the performance of baroque music

Nearby words

  1. obnounce,
  2. obnoxious,
  3. obnubilate,
  4. obo,
  5. oboe,
  6. oboe d'amour,
  7. oboe da caccia,
  8. oboist,
  9. obol,
  10. obole

Word Origin for oboe d'amore

Italian: oboe of love

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