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.

Origin of flügelhorn

1850–55; < German, equivalent to Flügel wing + Horn horn

Related forms

flü·gel·horn·ist, flu·gel·horn·ist, flue·gel·horn·ist, noun
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/ (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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