hautbois

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French hautbois. Doublet of oboe and hautboy.

Noun[edit]

hautbois (plural hautbois)

  1. Any of a family of organ stops that contain reeds.
    Synonym: oboe
  2. Any of the (now obsolete) predecessors of the oboe or cor anglais.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

haut (high (pitched)) +‎ bois (wood(wind))

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hautbois m (plural hautbois)

  1. oboe
  2. oboist

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: hautboy
  • Italian: oboè
  • Russian: гобо́й (gobój)
  • Spanish: oboe

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