oboe d'amour

oboe d'amour

[duh-moor]
noun
an oboe with a bulb-shaped bell that is pitched a minor third below the range of the conventional oboe and was much used in music of the Baroque period.

Origin:
1875–80; < Italian oboe d'amore literally, oboe of love

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