or flu·gel·horn, flue·gel·horn
[ floo-guh l-hawrn; German fly-guh l-hawrn ]
/ ˈflu gəlˌhɔrn; German ˈflü gəlˌhɔrn /
a brass wind instrument with three valves, usually pitched in B flat and used especially in military bands.
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Origin of flügelhorn
1850–55; < German, equivalent to Flügel wing + Horn horn
OTHER WORDS FROM flügelhornflü·gel·horn·ist, flu·gel·horn·ist, flue·gel·horn·ist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for flugelhorn
For all my posing I made straight As, had a mouth full of braces, and played the coronet and the flugelhorn in the school band.
British Dictionary definitions for flugelhorn
/ (ˈfluːɡəlˌhɔːn) /
a type of valved brass instrument consisting of a tube of conical bore with a cup-shaped mouthpiece, used esp in brass bands. It is a transposing instrument in B flat or C, and has the same range as the cornet in B flat
Word Origin for flugelhorn
German Flügelhorn, from Flügel wing + Horn horn
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