bassoon
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /bəˈsuːn/
  • (GA) enPR: bə-so͞onʹ, IPA: /bəˈsun/
Noun

bassoon (plural bassoons)

  1. A musical instrument in the woodwind family, having a double reed and playing in the tenor and bass ranges.
    Synonyms: fagotto
    • 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
      quote en
Translations Verb

bassoon (bassoons, present participle bassooning; past and past participle bassooned)

  1. To play the bassoon.
  2. To make a bassoon-like sound.



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