Part of speech: noun

A wooden reed- instrument with curved mouthpiece.

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Usage examples "bassoon":

  1. The mutilated Anglo- Saxon caused her almost physical pain, yet the voice was musical enough and deep as a bassoon. - "Colorado Jim", George Goodchild.
  2. Tromba and Bassoon were frightened out of their wits, and setting all sail they fled as fast as they could, and their ship was soon out of sight. - "The Blue Rose Fairy Book", Maurice Baring.
  3. Introduction and variations for strings, flute, oboe, clarionet, horn and bassoon. - "Masters of French Music", Arthur Hervey.