Flugelhorn definition

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A bugle with valves, similar to the cornet but having a wider bore.
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A brass instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider, conical bore, and usually with three valves, in the same B-flat pitch as many trumpets and cornets but with a more deeply conical mouthpiece than those. A bugle with valves.
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Noun

Singular:
flugelhorn
Plural:
flgelhorns, flugelhorns

Origin of flugelhorn

  • German Flügelhorn Flügel flank (from its use to summon flanks during a battle) (from Middle High German vlügel wing, flank pleu- in Indo-European roots) Horn horn (from Middle High German) (from Old High German ker-1 in Indo-European roots)

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

  • Borrowing from German Flügelhorn, from Flügel (“wing, flank") + horn

    From Wiktionary