Definitions for bassoonbæˈsun, bə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bas•soonbæˈsun, bə-(n.)

  1. a large woodwind instrument of low range, with a doubled tube and a curved metal crook to which a double reed is attached.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of bassoon:

1720–30; < F basson < It bassone=bass(o) low (see base2) +-one aug. suffix

bas•soon′ist(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bassoon(noun)

    a double-reed instrument; the tenor of the oboe family

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bassoon(noun)æˈsun, bə-

    a large orchestral wind instrument

Wiktionary

  1. bassoon(Noun)

    A musical instrument in the woodwind family, having a double reed and, playing in the tenor and bass ranges.

  2. bassoon(Verb)

    To play the bassoon.

  3. bassoon(Verb)

    To make a bassoon-like sound.

  4. Origin: From basson, from bassone, from basso + augmentative suffix -one.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bassoon(noun)

    a wind instrument of the double reed kind, furnished with holes, which are stopped by the fingers, and by keys, as in flutes. It forms the natural bass to the oboe, clarinet, etc

Freebase

  1. Bassoon

    The bassoon is a woodwind instrument in the double reed family that typically plays music written in the bass and tenor clefs, and occasionally the treble. Appearing in its modern form in the 19th century, the bassoon figures prominently in orchestral, concert band and chamber music literature. The bassoon is a non-transposing instrument known for its distinctive tone color, wide range, variety of character and agility. Listeners often compare its warm, dark, reedy timbre to that of a male baritone voice. Someone who plays the bassoon is called a bassoonist.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bassoon(noun)

a woodwind musical instrument which gives a very low sound.

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