Definition of English horn in English:

English horn

Syllabification: Eng·lish horn

noun

Music, chiefly North American
An alto woodwind instrument of the oboe family, having a bulbous bell and sounding a fifth lower than the oboe.
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  • Berckmans is still on board, and his oboe, bassoon and English horn remain a major part of the group's mediaeval chamber music sound.
  • She is playing oboe and English horn in the Academy Concert Band and the West Point Woodwind Quintet.
  • Delicately scored for English horn, harp, and two percussionists, it was described by the composer as ‘a garden of sounds and silences.’

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