contrabassoon contrabassoon  /ˈkɑn trə bæ ˈsun/


  • (n) the bassoon that is the largest instrument in the oboe family



  1. When Sensale is not playing the contrabassoon he spends much of his time whittling the cigaret-shaped reeds of his 25-lb.
  2. You say the contrabassoon plays lower than the piano, while the reverse is true.
  3. Low B flat, the lowest tone in music that is not just a grunt, is sounded in orchestras by the contrabassoon or the contrabass tuba.

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