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English horn

noun
1.
a large oboe, a fifth lower in pitch than the ordinary oboe, having a pear-shaped bell and producing a mellow tone.
Also called cor anglais.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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British Dictionary definitions for English horn

English horn

noun
1.
(music) another name for cor anglais
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