Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The American name for a coiled brass musical instrument derived from the French hunting horn, having rotary valves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves

Etymologies

From French + horn. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

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