Definition of contrabassoon in English:

contrabassoon

Line breaks: contra|bas¦soon
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒntrəbəˈsuːn
 
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noun

another term for double bassoon.
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  • The tutti strangeness is that of an orchestra without violas and cellos, but in which double basses, contrabassoon and piccolos are prominent.
  • The symphonic repertoire calls for the basic 2 oboes and cor anglais, just as it does two flutes and piccolo, two clarinets and bass clarinet, two bassoons and contrabassoon.
  • Of other sizes, the commonest is the contrabassoon.

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