Definition of bombarde in US English:

bombarde

noun

Music
  • A medieval alto-pitched shawm.

    • ‘The biniou is usually heard in duet with a rustic shawm (the bombarde).’
    • ‘The most popular Breton folk instruments are the biniou (a small bagpipe) and the bombarde, which is similar to an oboe.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French, denoting a shawm (see bombard).

Pronunciation

bombarde

/ˈbämˌbärd/