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oboe d'amour

[ duh-moor ]
/ dəˈmʊər /
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noun

an oboe with a bulb-shaped bell that is pitched a minor third below the range of the conventional oboe and was much used in music of the Baroque period.

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Origin of oboe d'amour

First recorded in 1875–80, oboe d'amour is from Italian oboe d'amore literally, “oboe of love”
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