oboe d'amour

[ duh-moo r ]
/ dəˈmʊər /


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.

Origin of oboe d'amour

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