krummhorn

noun
krumm·​horn | \ ˈkrəm-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce krummhorn (audio) \
variants: or less commonly or krumhorn

Definition of krummhorn

: a Renaissance double-reed woodwind instrument consisting of a curved boxwood tube and having a pierced cap covering the reed

First Known Use of krummhorn

circa 1696, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for krummhorn

German Krummhorn, from krumm curved + Horn horn

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“Krummhorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/krummhorn. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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