Definition of krummhorn in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkrʌmhɔːn
, ˈkrʊm-/
(also crumhorn)


  • A medieval wind instrument with an enclosed double reed and an upward-curving end, producing an even, nasal sound.
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    • 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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