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Definition of "bassoonist" [bas•soon•ist]

  • A person who plays the bassoon, a musical instrument in the woodwind family, having a double reed and, playing in a tenor range. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "bassoonist" in a sentence
  • "The classical audience should be able to focus on the music, not what the bassoonist is wearing on his feet or why the cellist is wearing a pink polo shirt with orange pants."
  • "The principal bassoonist at the New York Philharmonic got some good news recently: The bassoon part in Maurice Ravel's "Mother Goose" ballet ("Ma Mère l'Oye"), which will be performed on the orchestra's program for three consecutive evenings beginning Wednesday (and reprised Jan. 4), just grew by four full measures."
  • "Kleiber, often lonely, was prone to form unlikely friendships—one was with a female bassoonist in a Luxembourg orchestra whom he spotted on television."