Definition of Hautbois

1. Noun. A slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece.

Exact synonyms: Hautboy, Oboe
Generic synonyms: Double Reed, Double-reed Instrument
Specialized synonyms: Basset Oboe, Heckelphone, Musette Pipe, Oboe Da Caccia, Oboe D'amore, Shawm
Derivative terms: Oboist

Definition of Hautbois

1. Noun. Any of a family of organ stops that contain reeds. ¹

2. Noun. Any of the, now obsolete, predecessors of the oboe or cor anglais. ¹

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Definition of Hautbois

1. hautboy [n HAUTBOIS] - See also: hautboy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hautbois

haustra coli
haustra of colon
haustrations of colon
haut gout
hautbois (current term)
haute couture
haute cuisine
haute culture

Literary usage of Hautbois

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1. The Fruits and Fruit-trees of America: Or, the Culture, Propagation, and by Andrew Jackson Downing, Charles Downing (1900)
"It ripens tolerably early, and sometimes gives a second crop. The COMMON hautbois, GLOBE, L\I-<:K FLAT, &c.,are scarcely worthy of cultivation here. ..."

2. Chambers' Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1874)
"The hautbois, at an early date, took its place as one of the essential ... The sound of the hautbois is rich ; and from its great power in swelling or ..."

3. A Guide to the Orchard and Fruit Garden: Or An Account of the Most Valuable by George Lindley (1852)
"hautbois Strawberries. The character of this class is to have tall, pale green, ... New hautbois. Ib. Fruit conical, more lengthened than in the prolific ..."

4. Origin and Services of the Coldstream Guards by Daniel MacKinnon (1833)
"0 13 6 £30 6 8 To five hautbois' suits, &.c". more, the like in all ... Gd. per annum for the state cloathing of the hautbois and drummers was added to the ..."

5. Norfolk Archaeology, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to the Antiquities of (1907)
"The Manor of Great hautbois belonged at the Conquest to the Abbots of St. Benet, one of whom granted half of it soon afterwards to Herman, whose son William ..."

6. A Guide to the Orchard and Fruit Garden: Or, An Account of the Most Valuable by George Lindley, John Lindley (1831)
"Musky hautbois. Original hautbois. Fruit rather small or middle-sized, ... In the Cultivation of hautbois Strawberries, it will be recommended that the ..."

7. The New American Orchardist, Or an Account of the Most Valuable Varieties of by William Kenrick (1844)
"Supposed to be so named on account of their bearing their fruit high — hautbois, or High Wood. 19. LARGE FLAT hautbois. Barnet. Pom. Mag. Lind. ..."

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