contrabassoon

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contrabassoon

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Semi-anglicized version of Italian contrafagotto, probably following the model of the English word contrabass (which derives from Italian contrabbasso).

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contrabassoon (plural contrabassoons)

  1. (music) A larger version of the bassoon sounding one octave lower, having a technique similar to the bassoon but offers more resistance in every way.

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