oboe d'amore

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 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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History and Etymology for oboe d'amore

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

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“Oboe d'amore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oboe%20d%27amore. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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