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English horn

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noun

a large oboe, a fifth lower in pitch than the ordinary oboe, having a pear-shaped bell and producing a mellow tone.

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Also called cor anglais.

Origin of English horn

First recorded in 1830–40
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English horn

noun

music another name for cor anglais
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