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, high-pitched) 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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

oboe

  1. (music) oboe

Declension[edit]

Inflection of oboe (Kotus type 3/valtio, no gradation)
nominative oboe oboet
genitive oboen oboeiden
oboeitten
partitive oboeta oboeita
illative oboeen oboeihin
singular plural
nominative oboe oboet
accusative nom.? oboe oboet
gen. oboen
genitive oboen oboeiden
oboeitten
partitive oboeta oboeita
inessive oboessa oboeissa
elative oboesta oboeista
illative oboeen oboeihin
adessive oboella oboeilla
ablative oboelta oboeilta
allative oboelle oboeille
essive oboena oboeina
translative oboeksi oboeiksi
instructive oboein
abessive oboetta oboeitta
comitative oboeineen

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French hautbois, transcribed phonetically.

Noun[edit]

oboe m ‎(plural oboi)

  1. (music) oboe

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

oboe m ‎(plural oboes)

  1. (music) oboe

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oboe c

  1. (music) an oboe

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