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Shawm   Listen
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Shawm  n.  (Written also shalm, shaum)  (Mus.) A wind instrument of music, formerly in use, supposed to have resembled either the clarinet or the hautboy in form. "Even from the shrillest shaum unto the cornamute."






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... reserved for this day: the lawyers demand copies, appeal, or do whatever else seems necessary. All at once a singular sort of music announces, if we may so speak, the advent of former centuries. It proceeds from three pipers, one of whom plays an old /shawm/, another a /sackbut/, and the third a /pommer/, or oboe. They wear blue mantles trimmed with gold, having the notes made fast to their sleeves, and their heads covered. Having thus left their inn at ...
— Autobiography • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Words linked to "Shawm" :   oboe, bombard, hautboy



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