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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.]
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(Instruments) music another name for cor anglais
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a large oboe, a fifth lower in pitch than the ordinary oboe, having a pear-shaped bell and producing a mellow tone.
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