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oboe d'amour

[duh-moo r] /dəˈmʊər/
noun
1.
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
1875-1880
1875-80; < Italian oboe d'amore literally, oboe of love
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