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cor anglais

[ kawr ahng-gley ]

cor anglais

/ ˈkɔːr ˈɑːŋɡleɪ /

noun

  1. 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 staff Also calledEnglish horn


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cor anglais1

1865–70; < French, equivalent to cor horn + anglais English

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cor anglais1

C19: from French: English horn

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Example Sentences

Hunting oboe, bent like a knee, and differing but slightly from the modern Cor Anglais, or English horn.

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