English-horn meaning

A double-reed woodwind instrument similar to but larger than the oboe and pitched lower by a fifth.
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A double-reed woodwind instrument similar to the oboe but larger and a fifth lower in pitch.
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(music) A woodwind instrument similar to an oboe, but larger and pitched a fifth lower.
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Origin of english-horn

  • Translation of French cor anglais perhaps alteration of cor anglé bent horn (from the curved crook to which the mouthpiece is attached) cor horn anglé bent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Translation of French cor anglais

    From Wiktionary