hautbois

noun

haut·​bois ˈ(h)ō-ˌbȯi How to pronounce hautbois (audio)
variants or hautboy
plural hautbois ˈ(h)ō-ˌbȯiz How to pronounce hautbois (audio) or hautboys
: oboe

Word History

Etymology

Middle French hautbois, from haut high + bois wood

First Known Use

1575, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hautbois was in 1575

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Cite this Entry

“Hautbois.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hautbois. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

hautbois

noun
haut·​bois
variants or hautboy
plural hautbois -ˌbȯiz How to pronounce hautbois (audio) or hautboys
: oboe

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