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basset horn

noun
1.
an alto horn with a soft tone.
Origin of basset horn
1825-1835
1825-35; < German Bassetthorn < Italian corno di bassetto horn of a somewhat low range. See corn2, basset1
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basset horn

noun
1.
an obsolete woodwind instrument of the clarinet family
Word Origin
C19: probably from German Bassetthorn, from Italian bassetto, diminutive of basso + horn
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