French horn

noun

Definition of French horn

: 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

First Known Use of French horn

1682, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of French horn was in 1682

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“French horn.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/French%20horn. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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French horn

noun

English Language Learners Definition of French horn

: a brass musical instrument that has a long tube which forms a circle and has a wide opening at one end

French horn

noun

Kids Definition of French horn

: a circular brass musical instrument with a large opening at one end and a mouthpiece shaped like a small funnel

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