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or crum·horn  (krŭm′hôrn′)
A wind instrument of the Renaissance with a curving tube and a double reed.

[German : krumm, crooked (from Middle High German krump, krum, from Old High German krump) + Horn, horn; see alpenhorn.]
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(Instruments) a variant spelling of crumhorn
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Noun1.krummhorn - 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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They compared the Krummhorn region of East Frisia (Germany), which was a densely populated area with little space for demographic development, and the growing Canadian settlements in Quebec.
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Somebody had discovered I could playthe krummhorn and phoned up so I went along and played on a thing called Spaceman.