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contrabassoon

[kon-truh-ba-soon, -buh-] /ˈkɒn trə bæˈsun, -bə-/
noun
1.
a bassoon larger in size and an octave lower in pitch than the ordinary bassoon; a double bassoon.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; contra-2 + bassoon
Related forms
contrabassoonist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for contrabassoon

contrabassoon

/ˌkɒntrəbəˈsuːn/
noun
1.
the largest instrument in the oboe family, pitched an octave below the bassoon; double bassoon
Derived Forms
contrabassoonist, noun
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