English horn


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English horn

n.
A double-reed woodwind instrument similar to but larger than the oboe and pitched lower by a fifth.

[Translation of French cor anglais, perhaps alteration of cor anglé, bent horn (from the curved crook to which the mouthpiece is attached) : cor, horn + anglé, bent.]

English horn

n
(Instruments) music another name for cor anglais

Eng′lish horn′


n.
a large oboe, a fifth lower in pitch than the ordinary oboe, having a pear-shaped bell and producing a mellow tone.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.English horn - a double-reed woodwind instrument similar to an oboe but lower in pitchEnglish horn - a double-reed woodwind instrument similar to an oboe but lower in pitch
double reed, double-reed instrument - a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
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