cor anglais

[kawr ahng-gley]


Origin of cor anglais

1865–70; < French, equivalent to cor horn + anglais English Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cor anglais

cor anglais

noun plural cors anglais (ˈkɔːz ˈɑːŋɡleɪ)

music a woodwind instrument, the alto of the oboe family. It is a transposing instrument in F. Range: two and a half octaves upwards from E on the third space of the bass staffAlso called: English horn

Word Origin for cor anglais

C19: from French: English horn
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