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flügelhorn

or flu·gel·horn, flue·gel·horn

[ floo-guhl-hawrn; German fly-guhl-hawrn ]
/ ˈflu gəlˌhɔrn; German ˈflü gəlˌhɔrn /
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noun
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 flügelhorn

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

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British Dictionary definitions for flügelhorn

flugelhorn
/ (ˈfluːɡəlˌhɔːn) /

noun
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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