contrabassoon

contrabassoon

[kon-truh-ba-soon, -buh-]
noun
a bassoon larger in size and an octave lower in pitch than the ordinary bassoon; a double bassoon.

Origin:
1890–95; contra-2 + bassoon

contrabassoonist, noun
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contrabassoon (ˌkɒntrəbəˈsuːn)
 
n
the largest instrument in the oboe family, pitched an octave below the bassoon; double bassoon
 
contrabas'soonist
 
n

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