ETYM Old Eng. shalmie, Old Fren. chalemie; cf. French chalumeau shawm, chaume haulm, stalk; all from Latin calamus a reed, reed pipe. Related to Haulm, Calumet.
A medieval form of the oboe.
Double-reeded wind instrument.
Ancient oboelike musical instrument.
Member of a family of double-reed conical bore musical instruments of piercing tone. The Renaissance shawm emerged around 1200 as a consort instrument, the reed enclosed by a windcap. It was a forerunner of the oboe.
Vrsta duvačkog instrumenta, drveni duvački instrument sa oštrijim tonovima od flaute (fr.)