- a musical brass wind instrument with a long, coiled tube having a conical bore and a flaring bell.
Origin of French horn
First recorded in 1735–45
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Examples from the Web for french horn
He then came home, talked eternally, and played upon the French-horn.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
A horrible screaming fiddle, a grumbling violoncello, and a deafening French-horn, composed the band.Letters from Spain
Joseph Blanco White
The two old French-horn players were lying at the door soaking in the rain, but also asleep.A Tour throughout South Wales and Monmouthshire
J. T. Barber
- music a valved brass instrument with a funnel-shaped mouthpiece and a tube of conical bore coiled into a spiral. It is a transposing instrument in F. Range: about three and a half octaves upwards from B on the second leger line below the bass staffSee horn
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