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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bocal.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: bōˈ kəl, bō kalˈ
  • IPA(key): /ˈboʊkəl/, /boʊˈkæl/

NounEdit

bocal (plural bocals)

  1. A curved, tapered metal tube which connects the reed of several double reed woodwind instruments (such as the cor anglais, bassoon, and contrabassoon) to the rest of the instrument.
  2. A cylindrical glass vessel with a short wide neck.

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian boccale.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bocal m (plural bocaux)

  1. jar
  2. (fish) bowl

Further readingEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

boca +‎ -al

NounEdit

bocal m (plural bocais)

  1. bit (metal in horse’s mouth)
  2. nozzle

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