Words nearby shawm
Origin of shawm
Examples from the Web for shawm
The shawm was silent, the herdsman bent questioningly over the wall and Kurwenal made answer.The Road to the Open|Arthur Schnitzler
In the second wagon will follow the musicians, the players upon the drum, the fife, and the shawm.
The name is believed to be derived from calamaula, a reed-pipe, which was corrupted to chalem-elle and then to shawm.
A figure is given (Galpin, p. 159) of a goat playing on a shawm from a carving of the twelfth century at Canterbury.
Cornemuse is a bagpipe; shalmye is a shawm, which was a wind-instrument, being derived from Lat.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer