cor anglais

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French cor anglais (literally English horn), calqued from a misunderstanding of Middle High German engellisches horn (angelic horn), from the resemblance of the instrument to horns played by angels as depicted in the Middle Ages.

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cor anglais (plural cors anglais)

  1. (music) A double-reed woodwind instrument in the oboe family that is pitched in F, one fifth lower than the oboe and is consequently approximately one third longer than the oboe.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Middle High German engellisches horn (angelic horn), by misunderstanding.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

cor anglais m (plural cors anglais)

  1. (music) cor anglais, English horn