Definitions for oboeˈoʊ boʊ
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 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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