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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A double-reed instrument.

Usage examples (38)
  • The Germans called this sound schwachsinnige Musik, but the vice-admiral's name for it-"bassoon"-was the one that stuck.
  • The bassoon is the legitimate bass to the oboe and to the wood wind in general.
  • The mistake about the bassoon is a small one, and is, I suppose, borrowed from Coleridge, but it is characteristic.
  • The bassoon was my instrument in high school, and as a child I heard the voice of Harold Ramis in a crowded lecture hall. for more
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