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oboe

noun \ˈō-(ˌ)bō\

: a musical instrument that is shaped like a tube and that is played by blowing into a small, thin piece at the top of the tube

Full Definition of OBOE

:  a double-reed woodwind instrument having a conical tube, a brilliant penetrating tone, and a usual range from B flat below middle C upward for over 212 octaves
obo·ist \ˈō-(ˌ)bō-ist\ noun

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Origin of OBOE

Italian, from French hautbois — more at hautbois
First Known Use: 1794

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