an alto horn with a soft tone.
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Examples from the Web for basset horn
Mozart wrote several pieces for the basset-horn, and Beethoven employed it in his Prometheus overture.
British Dictionary definitions for basset horn
an obsolete woodwind instrument of the clarinet family
Word Origin for basset horn
C19: probably from German Bassetthorn, from Italian bassetto, diminutive of basso + horn
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