French horn

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French horn

n.
A valved brass instrument that produces a mellow tone from a long narrow tube that is coiled in a circle before ending in a flaring bell.

French horn

n
(Instruments) music a valved brass instrument with a funnel-shaped mouthpiece and a tube of conical bore coiled into a spiral. It is a transposing instrument in F. Range: about three and a half octaves upwards from B on the second leger line below the bass staff. See horn

French′ horn′


n.
a brass wind instrument with a long coiled tube having a conical bore and a flaring bell.
[1735–45]
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Noun1.French horn - a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valvesFrench horn - a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves
brass instrument, brass - a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
Translations
lesní roh
valdhorn
käyrätorvi
francuski rog
kürt
フレンチホルン
프렌치혼
valthorn
แตรทองเหลืองรูปร่างโค้งงอ
kèn tây

French horn

n (Mus) → corno da caccia

French horn

بُوْقٌ فَرَنسِيّ lesní roh valdhorn Waldhorn γαλλικό κόρνο corneta francesa, trompa de pistones käyrätorvi cor d’harmonie francuski rog corno da caccia フレンチホルン 프렌치혼 hoorn valthorn waltornia trompa de harmonia, trompa de pistons валторна valthorn แตรทองเหลืองรูปร่างโค้งงอ korno kèn tây 法国号
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