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

Definition of hautbois

: oboe

First Known Use of hautbois

1575, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hautbois

Middle French hautbois, from haut high + bois wood

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