Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A wind instrument of the Renaissance with a curving tube and a double reed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A medieval musical instrument of the clarinet class, having a curved tube and a melancholy tone.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A reed instrument of music of the cornet kind, now obsolete (see cornet, 1, a.).
  • noun A reed stop in the organ; -- sometimes called cremona.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a mediaeval and Renaissance wind instrument
  • noun a stop on an organ

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

  • noun a Renaissance woodwind with a double reed and a curving tube (crooked horn)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German : krumm, crooked (from Middle High German krump, krum, from Old High German krump) + Horn, horn; see alpenhorn.]

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German Krummhorn, from krumm ‘crooked’ + Horn ‘horn’.

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