Definitions for oboeˈoʊ boʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a woodwind instrument having a slender conical, tubular body and a double-reed mouthpiece.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of oboe:
1690–1700; < It < F hautbois=haut high +bois wood; cf. hautboy
oboe, hautboy, hautbois(noun)
a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a thin woodwind instrument
A soprano and melody wind instrument in the modern orchestra and wind ensemble. It is a smaller instrument and generally made of grendilla wood. It is a member of the double reed family.
Origin: An earlier form in English is hautboy, but the spelling oboe was adopted into English ca. 1770 from the oboè, a transliteration in that language's orthography of the 17th-century pronunciation of the word hautbois, a compound word made of haut and bois.
one of the higher wind instruments in the modern orchestra, yet of great antiquity, having a penetrating pastoral quality of tone, somewhat like the clarinet in form, but more slender, and sounded by means of a double reed; a hautboy
The oboe is a soprano-ranged, double reed musical instrument of the woodwind family made from a wooden tube roughly 60 cm long, with metal keys, a conical bore and flared bell. Sound is produced by blowing into the reed and vibrating a column of air. The distinctive oboe tone is versatile, and has been described as "bright". In English, prior to 1770, the instrument was called the hautbois, hoboy or French hoboy. The spelling "oboe" was adopted into English c. 1770 from the Italian oboè, a transliteration in that language's orthography of the 17th-century pronunciation of the French name. A musician who plays the oboe is called an oboist.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a treble-sounding musical instrument of the reed class, to which the bassoon is reckoned the bass.
Translations for oboe
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of high-pitched woodwind musical instrument.
- oboéPortuguese (BR)
- die OboeGerman
- όμποε (μουσ.)Greek
- ओबो, शहनाई जैसा वाद्य, नफीरीHindi
- 오보에(목관 악기)Korean
- نى آله موسيقى شهناPersian
- เครื่องดนตรีประเภทเป่าชนิดหนึ่ง; ปี่โอโบThai
- 雙簧管Chinese (Trad.)
- ايک قسم کي بانسريUrdu
- kèn ô-boaVietnamese
- 双簧管Chinese (Simp.)
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