or alphorn noun Etymology: German, from Alpen + Horn horn Date: 1864 a straight wooden horn 5 to 14 feet (about 1.5 to 4.3 meters) in length used chiefly by Swiss herdsmen

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  • Alpenhorn — Al pen*horn , Alphorn Alp horn , n. [G. Alpenhorn.] A curved wooden horn about three feet long, with a cupped mouthpiece and a bell, used by the Swiss to sound the ranz des vaches and other melodies. Its notes are open harmonics of the tube.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alpenhorn — Alpenhorn, so v.w. Alphorn …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Alpenhorn — Alpenhorn, s. Alphorn …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Alpenhorn — Alpenhorn, Holzblasinstrument, lange gerade Röhre mit Schallbecher, im Klang der Posaune ähnlich …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Alpenhorn — Das Alphorn ist ein Blasinstrument auf dem Prinzip der Polsterpfeife und gilt als Nationalsymbol der Schweiz. Alphorn Konzert in Vals GR Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Beschreibung und Geschichte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • alpenhorn — /al peuhn hawrn /, n. a long, powerful horn of wood or bark, with a cupped mouthpiece and a curved bell at opposite ends, used by Swiss herders and mountaineers. Also called alphorn. [1860 65; < G, equiv. to Alpen ALPs + Horn HORN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Alpenhorn — нем. [а/льпэнхорн] рожок альпийских пастухов …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • alpenhorn — n. loud horn used by Swiss herdsmen and mountaineers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alpenhorn — [ alpənhɔ:n] (also alphorn) noun a very long valveless wooden wind instrument played like a horn and used for signalling in the Alps. Origin C19: from Ger., lit. Alp horn …   English new terms dictionary

  • alpenhorn — al·pen·horn …   English syllables

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