shawm

[ UK /ʃˈɔːm/ ]
NOUN
  1. a medieval oboe
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  • At the symposium, women danced and sang and performed on the double-reeded aulos (like an oboe or shawm), or lyre, having been hired, sometimes, on the street.
  • At the symposium, women danced and sang and performed on the double-reeded aulos (like an oboe or shawm), or lyre, having been hired, sometimes, on the street.
  • BOSTON - At an early-music festival, you expect to see antique instruments: pegless cellos, gambas with ornate scrolls, wooden recorders and tranverse flutes of every size, and perhaps an occasional shawm, rebec or vielle. NYT > Home Page
  • Remnants of a shawm - a form of oboe - dice, draughts and backgammon show that the warship's officers were not short of entertainment after they had feasted on beef, venison, pork and fish.
  • The krumhorns featured on this concert were quite harsh in tone, and I did prefer the warmer sound of the shawms used by Piffaro on Saturday night.
  • Like Amsterdam perhaps, much of the centre of the city is reclaimed from the water, or the marshes and fens of the wild Shawmut Peninsula that loomed out of the mist to greet the 17th century sailors from the Old World.
  • However, I shall not digress via the ugab and the shawm, tempted as I might be.
  • [35] "The shalm, or shawm, was a wind instrument, like a pipe, with a swelling protuberance in the middle. Rookwood
  • We play for as much of the journey as we can, and we tend to use our shawm band, the traditional outdoor band with the shawm (an early oboe) and the sackbut, or the shagbolt as it was marvellously called sometimes in ‘early’ England!
  • Ironically, the lute, shawm and nakers had all been recently imported to Europe from the Middle East.
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