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Variant of krummhorn.


(ˈkrʌmˌhɔːn) or


(Instruments) a medieval woodwind instrument of bass pitch, consisting of an almost cylindrical tube curving upwards and blown through a double reed covered by a pierced cap
[C17 cromorne, krumhorn, from German Krummhorn curved horn]



a Renaissance musical reed instrument having a cylindrical tube curved at the end.
[1950–55; < German Krummhorn=krumm crooked, bent + Horn horn]
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Noun1.crumhorn - a Renaissance woodwind with a double reed and a curving tube (crooked horn)
double reed, double-reed instrument - a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
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I’ve a strong constitution, I must say that for myself, as is plain to be seen; for I’ve drunk the Onondaga water a hundred times, while I’ve been watching the deer- licks, when the fever-an’-agy seeds was to be seen in it as plain and as plenty as you can see the rattle snakes on old Crumhorn.
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