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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: basson, from Italian bassone, from basso, from Medieval Latin bassus; BASE3

bassoon

noun
     
Related topics: Music
bas‧soon [countable]
APM a musical instrument like a very long wooden tube, that produces a low sound. You hold it upright and play it by blowing into a thin curved metal pipe.
bassoonist noun [countable]

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