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English Dictionary: bassoon by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
bassoon
n
  1. a double-reed instrument; the tenor of the oboe family
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bassoon \Bas*soon"\, n. [F. basson, fr. basse bass; or perh. fr.
      bas son low sound. See {Bass} a part in music. ] (Mus.)
      A wind instrument of the double reed kind, furnished with
      holes, which are stopped by the fingers, and by keys, as in
      flutes. It forms the natural bass to the oboe, clarinet, etc.
  
      Note: Its compass comprehends three octaves. For convenience
               of carriage it is divided into two parts; whence it is
               also called a fagot.
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