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alpenhorn

[al-puh n-hawrn] /ˈæl pənˌhɔrn/
noun
1.
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
1860-1865
1860-65; < German, equivalent to Alpen Alps + Horn horn
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British Dictionary definitions for alpenhorn

alpenhorn

/ˈælpənˌhɔːn/
noun
1.
another name for alphorn

alphorn

/ˈælpˌhɔːn/
noun
1.
(music) a wind instrument used in the Swiss Alps, consisting of a very long tube of wood or bark with a cornet-like mouthpiece
Word Origin
C19: from German Alpenhorn Alps horn
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