oboe da caccia

oboe da cac·​cia | \ ¦ō(ˌ)bōdəˈkächə, ˌōbəˌwād- \
plural oboi da caccia\ ˌōbəˌwēd-​ \ or oboe da caccias\ -​chəz \

Definition of oboe da caccia

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

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History and Etymology for oboe da caccia

Italian, literally, oboe of the hunt

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“Oboe da caccia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oboe%20da%20caccia. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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