oboe

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See also: Oboe, oboè, óboe, and oboé

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

An earlier form in English is hautboy, but the spelling oboe was adopted into English ca. 1770 from the Italian oboè, a transliteration in that language's orthography of the 17th-century pronunciation of the French word hautbois, a compound word made of haut (high, loud) and bois (wood, woodwind).

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oboe (plural oboes)

  1. A soprano and melody wind instrument in the modern orchestra and wind ensemble. It is a smaller instrument and generally made of grendilla wood. It is a member of the double reed family.

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Finnish[edit]

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oboe

  1. (music) oboe

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French hautbois, transcribed phonetically.

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oboe m (plural oboi)

  1. (music) oboe

Spanish[edit]

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oboe m (plural oboes)

  1. (music) oboe

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oboe c

  1. (music) an oboe

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