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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First Known Use of french horn

1682

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FRENCH HORN Defined for English Language Learners

French horn

Definition of French horn for English Language Learners

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


FRENCH HORN Defined for Kids

French horn

noun

Definition of French horn for Students

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

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