Definition of krummhorn in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrʌmhɔːn/
(also crumhorn)


A medieval wind instrument with an enclosed double reed and an upward-curving end, producing an even, nasal sound.
Example sentences
  • The sound of mandolin, crumhorns, bassoons, recorders, and various timpani, being woven into a rock structure is simply a joy to behold.
  • Arts with a long history aren't new to Robbins, who toured with her family performing medieval music on archaic instruments like the krummhorn and vielle.
  • That's because any festival, whether it celebrates the sackbut and crumhorn of early music, or the sword and society of the Vikings, brings in enthusiasts.


From German, from krumm 'crooked' + Horn 'horn'.

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