oboe da caccia

noun oboe da cac·cia \¦ō(ˌ)bōdəˈkächə, ˌōbəˌwād-\

Definition of oboe da caccia


oboi da caccia

\ˌōbəˌwēd-\ or

oboe da caccias

  1. :  an alto oboe that is the forerunner of the modern English horn

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Origin and Etymology of oboe da caccia

Italian, literally, oboe of the hunt

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a brief usually trivial fact

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