woodwind quintet

variants: or wind quintet

Definition of woodwind quintet

1 : a musical composition typically in several movements and usually for flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon
2 : a quintet consisting of a flutist, an oboist, a clarinetist, a hornist, and a bassoonist

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First Known Use of woodwind quintet

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Woodwind quintet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodwind%20quintet. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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