althorn

noun

alt·​horn ˈalt-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce althorn (audio)
: an alto saxhorn

Word History

Etymology

German, from alt alto + Horn horn

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of althorn was in 1854

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“Althorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/althorn. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

althorn

noun
alt·​horn ˈalt-ˌhȯ(ə)rn How to pronounce althorn (audio)
: an alto horn often used in bands in place of the French horn

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