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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of a family of wind instruments intended to replace the oboe and bassoon in bands

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A musical instrument, properly of the oboe class, but with a tube of metal, invented in 1863 by a French band-master, Sarrus.


From Pierre-Auguste Sarrus French bandmaster (Wiktionary)



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