alpenhorn

alpenhorn

[al-puhn-hawrn]
noun
a long, powerful horn of wood or bark, with a cupped mouthpiece and a curved bell at opposite ends, used by Swiss herders and mountaineers.
Also called alphorn.


Origin:
1860–65; < German, equivalent to Alpen Alps + Horn horn

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alpenhorn (ˈælpənˌhɔːn)
 
n
another name for alphorn

alphorn or alpenhorn (ˈælpˌhɔːn)
 
n
music a wind instrument used in the Swiss Alps, consisting of a very long tube of wood or bark with a cornet-like mouthpiece
 
[C19: from German Alpenhorn Alps horn]
 
alpenhorn or alpenhorn
 
n
 
[C19: from German Alpenhorn Alps horn]

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