noun \ˈ(h)ō-ˌbi\
plural hautbois \-ˌbiz\ or haut·boys

Definition of HAUTBOIS

:  oboe

Variants of HAUTBOIS

haut·bois or haut·boy \ˈ(h)ō-ˌbi\

Origin of HAUTBOIS

Middle French hautbois, from haut high + bois wood
First Known Use: 1575


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