- a valved brass musical instrument, varying in shape, that is the alto member of the cornet family.
Origin of althorn
Also called alto horn, mellophone.
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Althorn, one of the instruments of the sax-horn family, the tenor sax-horn.
- a valved brass musical instrument belonging to the saxhorn or flügelhorn families
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