• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chalumeau shal-ū-mō′ a musical instrument: a shepherd's pipe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—O. Fr. chalemel—Low L. calamellus, dim. of calamus, a pipe, a reed.


In literature:

She found in her drawing-room the little elderly Frenchman, M. de Chalumeau, whom Longmore had observed a few days before on the terrace.
"Madame de Mauves" by Henry James
This name of clarinet, or clarionet, became accepted for the entire instrument, including the chalumeau register.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 819" by Various
Madame Chalumeau's face, glossy and red-and-white like a Norman apple, wore an expression of anxious expectation.
"The Halo" by Bettina von Hutten
Chalumeau would be even better, for he looks like a stick; but never mind, Chamoureau is not bad.
"Paul and His Dog, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIII)" by Charles Paul de Kock