flügelhornist

flügelhorn

[floo-guhl-hawrn; German fly-guhl-hawrn]
noun
a brass wind instrument with three valves, usually pitched in B flat and used especially in military bands.
Also, flugelhorn, fluegelhorn.


Origin:
1850–55; < German, equivalent to Flügel wing + Horn horn

flügelhornist, flugelhornist, fluegelhornist, noun
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flugelhorn (ˈfluːɡəlˌhɔːn)
 
n
a type of valved brass instrument consisting of a tube of conical bore with a cup-shaped mouthpiece, used esp in brass bands. It is a transposing instrument in B flat or C, and has the same range as the cornet in B flat
 
[German Flügelhorn, from Flügel wing + Hornhorn]

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flugelhorn
1854, from Ger. flügelhorn, from flügel "wing" + horn "horn."
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