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.’
Late Middle English: from Old French, denoting a shawm (see bombard).
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.