bassoon bassoon  /bə ˈsun/


  • (n) a double-reed instrument; the tenor of the oboe family


  1. And almost everyone is convinced that all oboe and bassoon players are a little batty.
  2. Leader McKay plays nifty bassoon, fast and, when necessary, dirty.
  3. What Roy carried in the bassoon case was Wonderboy, a bat he had whittled for himself from the center of a tree struck by lightning.


  1. Orchestra players sought

    Alpine Community Theater is looking for instrumentalists to play in the pit orchestra for their summer production of "Peter Pan." Instruments needed are trumpets, trombone, tuba, oboe, bassoon
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Provo Daily Herald

  2. Milford band members to perform in Europe

    Milford High School Band students Billie Richardson, trombone, and Kelsey Brown, bassoon, were selected to perform with the Ohio Ambassadors of Music on their European Tour June 24 to July 9.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

  3. School of Music camp acts as extension

    The 88 black and white keys on a piano will sing with the low tone of the oboe and bassoon, and the smooth ring of strings, at the hands of teenagers in Kimbrough Hall next week. For the 24th year in a row, the Washington State University School of Music will be hosting a camp for kids who want to learn about different instruments and take lessons from WSU faculty.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Daily Evergreen

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