chalumeau

noun
cha·​lu·​meau | \¦shalə¦mō\
plural chalumeaux\ -​ōz \

Definition of chalumeau 

1a : a medieval wind instrument consisting of an upright tube surmounted by a small tube in which was fixed a double reed : shawm

b : an obsolete single-reed wind instrument of varying size that after progressive modifications became the clarinet

3 : the lowest register of the clarinet often used as a direction to play a passage an octave lower

4 : a reed organ pipe usually of 8-foot pitch and of clarinetlike tone

called also schalmei

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History and Etymology for chalumeau

French, from Late Latin calamellus little reed

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