gemshorn

noun gems·horn \ˈgem(p)s, ˈgemz +\

Definition of gemshorn

plural

gemshorns

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 Gemshorn plural Gemshorns :  an organ flue stop with conical pipes producing a light tone midway between flute and string tone

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Origin and Etymology of gemshorn

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


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