ˈgemz +
plural gemshorns
: a fipple flute made from the horn of a chamois or cow with the wide end closed except for a small hole through which to blow
Gemshorn plural Gemshorns : an organ flue stop with conical pipes producing a light tone midway between flute and string tone

Word History


German, from gems, gemse chamois + horn, from Old High German

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“Gemshorn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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