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 (ăl′pən-hôrn′) or alp·horn (ălp′hôrn′)
A curved wooden horn, sometimes as long as 6 meters (20 feet), traditionally used by herders in the Alps to call cows to pasture.

[German : Alpen, Alps + Horn, horn (from Middle High German, from Old High German; see ker- in Indo-European roots).]


(Instruments) another name for alphorn


(ˈæl pənˌhɔrn)

a very long, powerful horn used by Swiss herders and mountaineers.
[1860–65; < German, =Alpen Alps + Horn horn]


[ˈælpənhɔːn] Ntrompa f de los Alpes


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