English horn
English Eng"lish, a. [AS. Englisc, fr. Engle, Angle, Engles, Angles, a tribe of Germans from the southeast of Sleswick, in Denmark, who settled in Britain and gave it the name of England. Cf. {Anglican}.] Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race. [1913 Webster]

{English bond} (Arch.) See 1st {Bond}, n., 8.

{English breakfast tea}. See {Congou}.

{English horn}. (Mus.) See {Corno Inglese}.

{English walnut}. (Bot.) See under {Walnut}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • English horn — noun count AMERICAN a long wooden musical instrument with a low sound that you play by blowing through it. An English horn is a woodwind instrument …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • English Horn — English Horn,   Abkürzung ca: Oboe …   Universal-Lexikon

  • English horn — n AmE a long wooden musical instrument which is like an ↑oboe but with a lower sound British Equivalent: cor anglais …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • English horn — n. a double reed woodwind instrument similar to the oboe but larger and a fifth lower in pitch …   English World dictionary

  • English horn — a large oboe, a fifth lower in pitch than the ordinary oboe, having a pear shaped bell and producing a mellow tone. Also called cor anglais. [1830 40] * * * Orchestral woodwind instrument, a large oboe pitched a 5th below the ordinary oboe. It… …   Universalium

  • English horn — noun a double reed woodwind instrument similar to an oboe but lower in pitch • Syn: ↑cor anglais • Hypernyms: ↑double reed instrument, ↑double reed * * * noun, pl ⋯ horns [count] chiefly US : a musical instrument that is similar to the oboe but… …   Useful english dictionary

  • english horn — Englisch Horn нем. [э/нглиш хорн] english horn англ. [и/нглиш хо/он] англ. рожок …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • English horn — Synonyms and related words: Pandean pipe, aulos, basset horn, basset oboe, bassoon, block flute, bombard, bourdon, cello, claribel, clarinet, clarion, concert flute, contrabassoon, contrafagotto, cornet, cornopean, cromorna, cromorne, cymbel,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • English horn — Eng′lish horn′ n. mad a large oboe, a fifth lower in pitch than the ordinary oboe, having a pear shaped bell and producing a mellow tone • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • English horn — noun Etymology: translation of Italian corno inglese Date: 1838 a double reed woodwind instrument resembling the oboe in design but having a longer tube and a range a fifth lower than that of the oboe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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