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bassoon

noun bas·soon \bə-ˈsün, ba-\

: a large musical instrument that is shaped like a tube, makes low sounds, and is played by blowing into a small, thin tube in its side

Full Definition of BASSOON

:  a double-reed woodwind instrument having a long U-shaped conical tube connected to the mouthpiece by a thin metal tube and a usual range two octaves lower than that of the oboe
bas·soon·ist \-ˈsü-nist\ noun

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Origin of BASSOON

French basson, from Italian bassone, from basso
First Known Use: 1724

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