English horn


Definition of English horn 

: 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

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First Known Use of English horn

1775, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for English horn

translation of Italian corno inglese

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The first known use of English horn was in 1775

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English Language Learners Definition of English horn

: a musical instrument that is similar to the oboe but lower in pitch

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Kids Definition of English horn

: a woodwind instrument that is similar to an oboe but is longer and has a deeper tone

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