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double bassoon

a bassoon an octave lower in pitch than the ordinary bassoon: the largest and deepest-toned instrument of the oboe class; contrabassoon.
Origin of double bassoon
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The double-bassoon is so large an instrument that it has to be bent on itself to bring it under the control of the player.

    How to Listen to Music, 7th ed. Henry Edward Krehbiel
British Dictionary definitions for double-bassoon

double bassoon

(music) the lowest and largest instrument in the oboe class; contrabassoon
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