Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woodwind instrument of the oboe family, with a pitch between that of an English horn and a bassoon.

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  • n. an oboe pitched an octave below the ordinary oboe

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

German Heckelphon, after Wilhelm Heckel (1879-1952), German musical instrument maker.

Examples

  • In addition, Italian conductor Carlo Rizzi returns to La Monnaie and brings out the full glory of the large orchestra Strauss scored the piece for, including two harps and a heckelphone, a sort of giant oboe.

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  • it's all true.

    August 24, 2007

  • We're incorrigible.

    August 23, 2007

  • hee. I leave you alone for a day...

    August 23, 2007

  • S'all right. I have the same trouble with the slaxophone.

    August 23, 2007

  • Aww heck.

    August 23, 2007

  • No, no, uselessness. That's hecklephone. Totally different instrument.

    August 23, 2007

  • Boo! Get off the stage! My aunt Felda can play better than that and she doesn't have any lips!

    August 23, 2007

  • a baritone oboe

    August 23, 2007