Definition of oboe da caccia in English:

oboe da caccia

noun

historicalMusic
  • A curved, tenor oboe, a fifth lower in pitch than the ordinary instrument, in use from about 1720 to 1760, and superseded by the cor anglais.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in John Stainer (1840–1901), musicologist and composer. From Italian oboe da caccia, lit. ‘hunting oboe’ from oboe + da of + caccia hunt, chase.

Pronunciation

oboe da caccia

/ˌəʊbəʊ da ˈkatʃ(i)ə/ /ˌəʊbəʊ də ˈkatʃ(i)ə/