American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A wind instrument of the Renaissance with a curving tube and a double reed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A medieval musical instrument of the clarinet class, having a curved tube and a melancholy tone.
- n. In organ-building, a reed-stop with short, slender metal pipes, and a tone like that of the clarinet. Also called clarinet-stop, cromorna, and corruptly cremona.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A reed instrument of music of the cornet kind, now obsolete (see cornet, 1, a.).
- n. A reed stop in the organ; -- sometimes called
- n. a Renaissance woodwind with a double reed and a curving tube (crooked horn)
- German Krummhorn, from krumm ‘crooked’ + Horn ‘horn’. (Wiktionary)
- German : krumm, crooked (from Middle High German krump, krum, from Old High German krump) + Horn, horn; see alpenhorn. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Cromorne is the German "krummhorn;" there is no English equivalent known.”
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