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Definition of "oboe" []

  • A slender woodwind instrument with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece, having a range of three octaves and a penetrating, poignant sound. (noun)
  • A reed stop in an organ that produces a sound similar to that of the oboe. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oboe" in a sentence
  • "I think it helped me get the structure of music in my mind, starting with oboe, which is a C instrument, and I played that when I was in fourth grade because I was too young to be in the band and they won't let me in."
  • "Mp3tunes is also great, there's a small plugin which sits on your machine called the oboe locker which just sits in the background uploading and downloading changes to your itunes or mp3tunes locker; very very useful."
  • "I mean, the oboe is a very piercing instrument, as you know."
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