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  1. a player of the oboe.
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Origin of oboist

First recorded in 1860–65; oboe1 + -ist
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Examples from the Web for oboist

Historical Examples

  • Georg Benda was a famous clavier player and oboist, but his chief interest for modern musical history lies in his melodramas.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5


  • To a reed-instrument player it was painful to see the oboist bite a bit off his reed when the tone was not to his liking!

    Rustic Sounds

    Francis Darwin