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krummhorn

noun
  1. a variant spelling of crumhorn
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Examples from the Web for krummhorn

Historical Examples

  • Cromorne is the German "krummhorn;" there is no English equivalent known.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 819

    Various

  • Krummhorn, krum′horn, n. a medieval clarinet-like instrument: a reed-stop in the organ.


Word Origin and History for krummhorn

n.

also crummhorn, "curved wind instrument," 1864, from German, literally "crooked horn," from krumm "curved, crooked."

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