oboe d'amore

noun oboe d'a·mo·re \¦ō(ˌ)bōdəˈmōrē, ˌōbəˌwād-\

Definition of oboe d'amore


oboi d'amore

\ˌōbəˌwēd-\ or

oboe d'amores

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of oboe d'amore

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

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