oboe d'amore

noun
oboe d'a·​mo·​re | \¦ō(ˌ)bōdəˈmōrē, ˌōbəˌwād-\
plural oboi d'amore\ˌōbəˌwēd-​ \ or oboe d'amores\-​rˌēz \

Definition of oboe d'amore 

1 : a mezzo-soprano oboe having a pear-shaped bell and a rich somber tone

2 plural oboe d'amours\-​rz\ or oboe d'amour \¦ō(ˌ)bōdəˈmu̇(ə)r \ [ modification (influenced by oboe) of French hautbois d'amour ] : a pipe-organ oboe stop having a veiled and pathetic tone

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History and Etymology for oboe d'amore

Italian, literally, oboe of love, probably translation of French hautbois d'amour

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