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A shawm
 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French chalemel (French chalumeau), from Late Latin calamellus, from Latin calamus (reed), from Ancient Greek κάλαμος (kálamos). Doublet of chalumeau and probably caramel.

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  • IPA(key): /ʃɔːm/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːm
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shawm (plural shawms)

  1. A mediaeval double-reed wind instrument with a conical wooden body.

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