cor anglais

cor anglais

[kawr ahng-gley]
noun

Origin:
1865–70; < French, equivalent to cor horn + anglais English

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cor anglais (ˈkɔːr ˈɑːŋɡleɪ)
 
n , pl cors anglais
music Also called: English horn a woodwind instrument, the alto of the oboe family. It is a transposing instrument in F. Range: two and a half octaves upwards from E on the third space of the bass staff
 
[C19: from French: English horn]

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