Definition of bassoon :
A wind instrument of the double reed kind, furnished with holes, which are stopped by the fingers, and by keys, as in flutes. It forms the natural bass to the oboe, clarinet, etc.
musical instrument (part of speech: noun)
fiddle, horn, drum, trumpet, electric piano, harmonica, bass, oboe, classical guitar, violincello, alto saxophone, guitar, cello, clarinet, viola, recorder, flute, violin, harpsichord, piano, French horn, piccolo, harp, banjo, English horn, electric guitar, saxophone, tenor saxophone, organ, keyboard, trombone
musical instruments (part of speech: noun)
- C., organ, piano Mayer, James C, organ Mayer, D. Samuel, organ, piano Mundwyler, John, bassoon, double bass Mundwyler, Louis, oboe, clarionet, violin Mundwyler, Fred, trombone, viola McDougall, W. J., organ, piano Mansfeldt, Hugo, pianist virtuoso, 1873 McCume, Chas. - "Sixty Years of California Song", Margaret Blake-Alverson.
- The thrumming of the ship as it fought its way up against the pull of Earth's gravity and through the Earth's magnetic field, using the fabric of space itself as the fulcrum against which it applied its power, was like the vibration of a note struck somewhere near the bottom of a piano keyboard, or the rumble of a contra bassoon. - "Unwise Child", Gordon Randall Garrett.
- One played the bassoon, the other the fiddle, and the third put the trumpet to his lips, and blew out his cheeks as much as he possibly could. - "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.