The hautboy is a woodwind instrument consisting of a conical tube, with side holes, as in the clarinet and the flute. It is played vertically with a double reed, and it first 'overblows' at the octave.
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Haut'boy (hō'boi) noun [ French hautbois , lit., high wood; haut high + bois wood. So called on account of its high tone. See Haughty , Bush ; and confer Oboe .] 1. (Mus.) A wind instrume...
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1. A wind instrument, sounded through a reed, and similar in shape to the clarinet, but with a thinner tone. Now more commonly called oboe. ... 2. <botany> A sort of strawberry (Fragaria elatior). ... Origin: F. Hautbois, lit, high wood; haut high + bois wood. So called on account of its high ...
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• (n.) A sort of strawberry (Fragaria elatior). • (n.) A wind instrument, sounded through a reed, and similar in shape to the clarinet, but with a thinner tone. Now more commonly called oboe. See Illust. of Oboe.
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(from the article `Music in Shakespeare`s Plays`) ...instrumentalists. A more typical Globe Theatre production would have made do with a trumpeter, another wind player who doubtless doubled on shawm ...
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hautboy: see oboe.
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1) Double reed 2) Double-reed instrument 3) Hautbois 4) Oboe
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