French horn

noun

Definition of French horn

  1. :  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

Illustration of french horn

1682

First Known Use of french horn

1682


FRENCH HORN Defined for English Language Learners

French horn

noun

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


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