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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.]


(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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