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althorn

[alt-hawrn]
noun
  1. a valved brass musical instrument, varying in shape, that is the alto member of the cornet family.
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Origin of althorn

First recorded in 1855–60; alt + horn
Also called alto horn, mellophone.
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Historical Examples

  • Althorn, one of the instruments of the sax-horn family, the tenor sax-horn.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1

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British Dictionary definitions for althorn

althorn

noun
  1. a valved brass musical instrument belonging to the saxhorn or flügelhorn families
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