What does basset horn mean?

basset horn meaning in General Dictionary

An instrument blown with a reed and resembling a clarinet but of much better compass embracing nearly four octaves The corno di bassetto

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  • a tenor clarinet; pitched in key of F below the B-flat clarinet
  • a guitar blown with a reed, and resembling a clarinet, but of a great deal better compass, adopting almost four octaves.

basset horn meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) A musical instrument blown with a reed, and resembling a clarinet, but of much higher compass, embracing nearly four octaves.