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alto horn

noun
1.

althorn

[alt-hawrn] /ˈæltˌhɔrn/
noun
1.
a valved brass musical instrument, varying in shape, that is the alto member of the cornet family.
Also called alto horn, mellophone.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; alt + horn
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British Dictionary definitions for alto-horn

althorn

/ˈæltˌhɔːn/
noun
1.
a valved brass musical instrument belonging to the saxhorn or flügelhorn families

alto horn

noun
1.
another term for althorn
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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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