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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French hautbois. Doublet of oboe and hautboy.

NounEdit

hautbois (plural hautbois)

  1. Any of a family of organ stops that contain reeds.
  2. Any of the (now obsolete) predecessors of the oboe or cor anglais.

Usage notesEdit

Used to mean oboe

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

haut (high (pitched)) +‎ bois (wood(wind))

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hautbois m (plural hautbois)

  1. oboe
  2. oboist

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