Contrabassoon
(KOHN-trah-ba-SOON)


[Eng.]


Double-reed woodwind instrument with the lowest range in the woodwind family sounding an octave below a regular bassoon. The contrabassoon is also called double bassoon.

See also [Eng.] contrabassoon; [Eng.] double bassoon; [Fr.] contre-basson (m); [Ger.] Kontrafagott (n); [It.] contrafagotto (m).


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