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hautbois

noun, haut·bois \ˈ(h)ō-ˌbȯi\

Definition of hautbois

plural hautbois play \-ˌbȯiz\ or hautboys

  1. :  oboe



Variants of hautbois

or hautboy play \ˈ(h)ō-ˌbȯi\

Origin of hautbois

Middle French hautbois, from haut high + bois wood


First Known Use: 1575


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