- n. music The American name for a coiled brass musical instrument derived from the French hunting horn, having rotary valves.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. a metallic wind instrument, consisting of a long tube twisted into circular folds and gradually expanding from the mouthpiece to the end at which the sound issues; -- called in France
cor de chasse.
- n. a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves
- From French + horn. (Wiktionary)
“An unexpected beat on a snare drum made a French horn splutter out a belching sound, and in the back of the band something big emitted a snort, one that made Lisa think of a blue whale that had just surfaced after a week underwater.”
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