oboe definition

  • noun:
    • A slender woodwind tool with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece, having a selection of three octaves and a penetrating, poignant sound.
    • A reed stop in an organ that creates a sound like the oboe.
    • A soprano and melody wind-instrument in the contemporary orchestra and wind ensemble. It really is an inferior instrument and usually manufactured from grendilla timber. Its a member of double-reed household.
    • one of many greater wind tools inside modern orchestra, however of great antiquity, having a penetrating pastoral quality of tone, somewhat like clarinet in type, but much more thin, and sounded in the shape of a double reed; a hautboy.
    • An important drum of wood wind group, plus the style of the household where the tone is created by a double reed.
    • In organ-building, a reed-stop with material pipelines which give a penetrating and usually very effective oboe-like tone. Most commonly it is positioned in the swell organ.
    • a slender double-reed tool; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece

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