Definition of Dulcian

1. Noun. (musical instruments) A Renaissance bass woodwind instrument, with a double reed and a folded conical bore ¹



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Definition of Dulcian

1. a small bassoon [n -S]

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Literary usage of Dulcian

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1. An Explanation of the Organ Stops with Hints for Effective Combinations by Carl Locher (1888)
"dulcian. A soft-toned basson-like reed of 8-ft. and IG-ft. tone, as a rule open, but sometimes stopped. Neither to be mistaken for Dolciano, ..."

2. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Instruments Recently Exhibited at the by Charles Russell Day, David James Blaikley (1891)
"dulcian, in c. An octave above the bassoon. Of stained boxwood, bound with brass, and with seven cup-shaped keys of brass on saddles, giving the same ..."

3. A Dictionary of Musical Terms: Containing Upwards of 9,000 English, French by Theodore Baker (1895)
"dulcian'a. I. An organ-stop having- metal pipes of narrow scale and yielding a somewhat sharp, thin tone.—2. A reed-stop of delicate tone.—3. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Musical Terms: Containing Upwards of 9,000 English, French by Theodore Baker (1895)
"dulcian'a. I. An organ-stop having metal pipes of narrow scale and yielding a somewhat sharp, thin tone.—2. A. reed-stop of delicate tone.—3. ..."

5. The Organ and Its Construction: A Systematic Hand-book for Organists, Organ by Johann Julius Seidel (1852)
"8), and two apertures in the block, which make the tone particularly bright and agreeable. dulcian is the same as " bassoon," the latter having originated ..."

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