althorn

althorn

[alt-hawrn]
noun
a valved brass musical instrument, varying in shape, that is the alto member of the cornet family.
Also called alto horn, mellophone.


Origin:
1855–60; alt + horn

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althorn (ˈæltˌhɔːn)
 
n
a valved brass musical instrument belonging to the saxhorn or flügelhorn families

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althorn

brass wind instrument derived from the cornet and the valved bugle, or flugelhorn. A saxhorn of tenor range and a tenor bugle are also sometimes called tenor horns.

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