hautbois

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hautbois a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece
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Usage

In literature:

Over the music-stand the ghosts of sounds will swim, 'Viols d'amore' and 'hautbois' accorded to a hymn.
"Men, Women and Ghosts" by Amy Lowell
They danced in the castle courtyard, under our balcony, to the sound of hautbois and bagpipes.
"The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete" by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
These bands included hautbois, cornets, trombones, violas de gamba, flutes, harps, lutes, flageolets.
"Critical & Historical Essays" by Edward MacDowell
By her side a musician plays his hautbois to a dancing dog.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
Knight did not succeed in crossing the European wood-strawberry with the American Scarlet or with the Hautbois.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
It was they who gave us the dulcimer, the hautbois and the guitar; it was they who invented the serenade.
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
Then it became a little louder, and sounded like a flute or a distant hautbois.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
The hautbois in the open air is heavenly.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
The countess was speaking to Major Hautbois, who was supposed to know the pedigree of everybody.
"A Mad Love" by Bertha M. Clay
The tubes of all the members of the hautbois family are straight in this drawing.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
Hautbois Magna church, 117.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
I am trying, too, for the first time, to grow Hautbois Strawberries, which are almost unknown with us.
"A Year in a Lancashire Garden" by Henry Arthur Bright
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In poetry:

Remembered as a dream,
Thy soft song glories seem
To hover on Time's outmost purple bound;
Thy hautbois and guitar—
They touch us with the merest film of sound!
"To Provence" by Maurice Thompson