[ kruhm-hawrn ]
/ ˈkrʌmˌhɔrn /
a Renaissance musical reed instrument having a cylindrical tube curved at the end.
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Also cromorne, krum·horn .
Origin of crumhorn
1950–55; <German Krummhorn, equivalent to krumm “crooked, bent” + Hornhorn
Words nearby crumhorn
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British Dictionary definitions for crumhorn
/ (ˈkrʌmˌhɔːn) /
a medieval woodwind instrument of bass pitch, consisting of an almost cylindrical tube curving upwards and blown through a double reed covered by a pierced cap
Word Origin for crumhorn
C17 cromorne, krumhorn, from German Krummhorn curved horn
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