bassoon

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two bassoons

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French basson, from Italian bassone, from basso (bass) + augmentative suffix -one.

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Noun[edit]

bassoon (plural bassoons)

  1. A musical instrument in the woodwind family, having a double reed and, playing in the tenor and bass ranges.

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Verb[edit]

bassoon (third-person singular simple present bassoons, present participle bassooning, simple past and past participle bassooned)

  1. To play the bassoon.
  2. To make a bassoon-like sound.