Meaning of chalumeau

chal•u•meau

Pronunciation: (shal"yu-mō' Fr. sha-ly-mō'), [key]
— pl. -meaux
  1. the low register of the clarinet.
  2. a 17th- or 18th-century woodwind instrument.
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