noun (plural cors anglais pronounced same)Music
1An alto woodwind instrument of the oboe family, having a bulbous bell and sounding a fifth lower than the oboe. Also called English horn.
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- These charming songs exist in two different versions, the first for baritone and string quartet, and the second for tenor and woodwind quartet (oboe, cor anglais, clarinet and bassoon).
- We also have access to other instruments, including cor anglais, bass clarinet, cello, organ and voice.
- Fowler is best known as a guitarist, yet has mastered oboe, cor anglais and mandocello.
1.1An organ stop with the quality of a cor anglais.
late 19th century: French, literally 'English horn'.