French horn

French horn
noun Date: 1682 a circular valved brass instrument having a conical bore, a funnel-shaped mouthpiece, and a usual range from B below the bass staff upward for more than three octaves

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  • French Horn — Horn engl.: (French) horn, ital.: corno Klassifikation Aerophon Blechblasinstrument Tonumfang …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • French horn — French horns N VAR: oft the N A French horn is a musical instrument of the brass family. It is shaped like a long metal tube with one wide end, wound round in a circle. You play the French horn by blowing into it and moving valves in order to… …   English dictionary

  • French horn — French French (fr[e^]nch), prop. a. [AS. frencisc, LL. franciscus, from L. Francus a Frank: cf. OF. franceis, franchois, fran[,c]ois, F. fran[,c]ais. See {Frank}, a., and cf. {Frankish}.] Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • French horn — noun count a musical instrument consisting of a long curved metal tube that is very wide at one end, played by blowing through it . A French horn is a brass instrument …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • French Horn —   [englisch, frentʃhɔːn], Horn …   Universal-Lexikon

  • French horn — also horn especially BrE n a musical instrument made of ↑brass, that is curved round into a circle with a wide opening at one end …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • French horn — n. a brass instrument with a mellow tone, consisting of a long, spiral tube ending in a flaring bell, three valves, and a funnel shaped mouthpiece: horn is the term preferred by musicians playing classical music …   English World dictionary

  • French horn — French′ horn′ n. mad a brass wind instrument with a long coiled tube having a conical bore and a flaring bell • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • French horn — ► NOUN ▪ a brass instrument with a coiled tube, valves, and a wide bell …   English terms dictionary

  • French horn — noun a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑horn • Hypernyms: ↑brass, ↑brass instrument * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized F …   Useful english dictionary

  • French horn — a musical brass wind instrument with a long, coiled tube having a conical bore and a flaring bell. See illus. under horn. [1735 45] * * * Orchestral and military brass instrument, a valved circular horn with a wide bell. It is normally a… …   Universalium

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