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alpenhorn

[ al-puhn-hawrn ]
/ ˈæl pənˌhɔrn /
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noun

a long, powerful horn of wood or bark, with a cupped mouthpiece and a curved bell at opposite ends, used by Swiss herders and mountaineers.

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Also alp·horn [alp-hawrn] /ˈælpˌhɔrn/ .

Origin of alpenhorn

First recorded in 1860–65; from German, equivalent to Alpen Alps + Horn horn
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British Dictionary definitions for alpenhorn

alpenhorn
/ (ˈælpənˌhɔːn) /

noun

another name for alphorn
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