althorn definition

  • noun:
    • some of several upright, valved brass-wind devices used especially in groups.
    • any one of a few upright, valved brass-wind tools used especially in bands.
    • An alto or tenor saxhorn
    • An alto or tenor saxhorn
    • An instrument associated with saxhorn family, used exclusively in military music, frequently replacing the French horn.
    • An instrument of saxhorn family, used exclusively in military songs, usually replacing the French horn.
    • A musical tool associated with the sax-horn class, frequently used in place of or using French horn in military groups.
    • A musical tool of the sax-horn class, often utilized in place of or because of the French horn in military bands.
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