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flügelhorn

[floo-guh l-hawrn; German fly-guh l-hawrn] /ˈflu gəlˌhɔrn; German ˈflü gəlˌhɔrn/
noun
1.
a brass wind instrument with three valves, usually pitched in B flat and used especially in military bands.
Also, flugelhorn, fluegelhorn.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < German, equivalent to Flügel wing + Horn horn
Related forms
flügelhornist, flugelhornist, fluegelhornist, noun
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flugelhorn

/ˈfluːɡəlˌhɔːn/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
German Flügelhorn, from Flügel wing + Hornhorn
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Word Origin and History for flugelhornist

flugelhorn

n.

1854, from German flügelhorn, from flügel "wing" (related to fliegen "to fly;" see fly (v.1)) + horn "horn" (see horn (n.)).

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