French horn definition

  • noun:
    • The American title for a coiled metal guitar produced by the French searching horn, having rotary valves.
    • a brass guitar composed of a conical pipe which coiled into a spiral and played through valves
  • adjective:
    • a metallic wind-instrument, composed of a long tube turned into circular folds and gradually expanding from the mouthpiece to the end from which the sound problems; -- known as in France cor de chasse.

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