from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
oboe da caccia(which see, under oboe).
- In organ-building, noting a stop which does not extend below tenor C: as, a tenoroon hautboy.
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- noun music
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- noun a tenor bassoon; pitched a fifth higher than the ordinary bassoon
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The tenoroon, with which the oboe di caccia has been compared, was a high bassoon really on octave and a fifth below.