woodwind quintet


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

Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of woodwind quintet was in 1889

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“Woodwind quintet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodwind%20quintet. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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