krumm·​horn ˈkrəm-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce krummhorn (audio)
variants or less commonly crumhorn or krumhorn
: a Renaissance double-reed woodwind instrument consisting of a curved boxwood tube and having a pierced cap covering the reed

Word History


German Krummhorn, from krumm curved + Horn horn

First Known Use

circa 1696, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of krummhorn was circa 1696

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“Krummhorn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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