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shawm

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noun \ˈshȯm\

Definition of shawm

  1. :  an early double-reed woodwind instrument



Origin of shawm

Middle English (Scots) schalme, alteration of Middle English shalemie, from Middle French chalemie, ultimately from Latin calamus reed — more at calamus


First Known Use: 15th century

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