flü·​gel·​horn | \ ˈflü-gəl-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce flügelhorn (audio) , ˈflᵫ- How to pronounce flügelhorn (audio) \
variants: or fluegelhorn

Definition of flügelhorn

: a valved brass instrument resembling a cornet but having a larger bore

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Other Words from flügelhorn

flügelhornist \ ˈflü-​gəl-​ˌhȯr-​nist How to pronounce flügelhornist (audio) , ˈflᵫ-​ \ noun

Examples of flügelhorn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jazz history is being made at the Litchfield Jazz Festival, with acts that evoke such legends as Herbie Hancock and The Boswell Sisters, as well as modern jazz stars wringing fresh sounds out of guitars, trumpets, trombones, saxes and flugelhorns. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "The Litchfield Jazz Fest is this weekend, and it has a new indoor location. Here’s the lineup.," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of flügelhorn

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flügelhorn

German, from Flügel wing, flank + Horn horn; from its use to signal the flanking drivers in a battue

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“Flügelhorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fl%C3%BCgelhorn. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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