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oboe

noun [C/U]  /ˈoʊ·boʊ/ us  
a tube-shaped musical instrument that is played by blowing through two reeds (= thin pieces of wood), or this type of instrument generally; a woodwind
Translations of “oboe”
in Spanish oboe…
in Korean 오보에…
in Arabic الأُبوا (آلة موسيقِيّة)…
in Portuguese oboé…
in French hautbois…
in German die Oboe…
in Catalan oboè…
in Japanese オーボエ…
in Italian oboe…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雙簧管…
in Chinese (Simplified) 双簧管…
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