Definition of oboe d'amore
oboi d'amore\ˌōbəˌwēd-\ or
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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Origin and Etymology of oboe d'amore
Italian, literally, oboe of love, probably translation of French hautbois d'amour
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