Definition of contrabassoon in English:

Share this entry

contrabassoon

Pronunciation: /ˌkɒntrəbəˈsuːn/

noun

Another term for double bassoon.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.