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al·pen·horn

 (ăl′pən-hôrn′) or alp·horn (ălp′hôrn′)
n.
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).]

alpenhorn

(ˈælpənˌhɔːn)
n
(Instruments) another name for alphorn

al•pen•horn

(ˈæl pənˌhɔrn)

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

alpenhorn

[ˈælpənhɔːn] Ntrompa f de los Alpes

alpenhorn

nAlphorn nt
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