Oboe

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A musical instrument of the woodwind family. cdani

The oboe is usually made from wood, with an extremely narrow conical bore, and double-reed mouthpiece. This leads to overblowing at the octave (compare to the clarinet which overblows a twelfth). Together with the flute it is one of the older woodwind instruments.

Sibling instruments are the cor Anglais (English horn, a fifth lower than the oboe) and oboe d'amore.