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flugelhorn

Line breaks: flu¦gel|horn
Pronunciation: /ˈfluːɡ(ə)lhɔːn
 
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Definition of flugelhorn in English:

noun

A valved brass musical instrument like a cornet but with a fuller tone.
Example sentences
  • Nor is it all normal trumpets: this CD boasts piccolo trumpets, bass trumpets, cornets and flugelhorns, as well as a smattering of percussion.
  • Over the years, McPhee has become adept on alto and soprano saxes, value trombone, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, cornet, and various clarinets.
  • They include the drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, as well as many of the less traditional instruments such as block flute, harmonium and flugelhorn.

Origin

mid 19th century: from German Flügelhorn, from Flügel 'wing' + Horn 'horn'.

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