alpenhorn

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noun al·pen·horn \ˈal-pən-ˌhȯrn\
variants: or

alphorn

play \ˈalp-ˌhȯrn\

Definition of alpenhorn

  1. :  a straight wooden horn 5 to 14 feet (about 1.5 to 4.3 meters) in length used chiefly by Swiss herdsmen

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Origin and Etymology of alpenhorn

German, from Alpen + Horn horn


First Known Use: 1811


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