oboe da caccia


oboe da cac·​cia
plural oboi da caccia
or oboe da caccias
: an alto oboe that is the forerunner of the modern English horn

Word History


Italian, literally, oboe of the hunt

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“Oboe da caccia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oboe%20da%20caccia. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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