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See also: flügelhorn and Flügelhorn


A flugelhorn

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Borrowing from German Flügelhorn, from Flügel (wing, flank) + horn


flugelhorn (plural flugelhorns)

  1. A brass instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider, conical bore, and usually with three valves, in the same B-flat pitch as many trumpets and cornets but with a more deeply conical mouthpiece than those. A bugle with valves.
    • 1900, Daniel E. McCarthy, Manual of Instructions for Quartermasters Serving in the Field [1]:
      A flugelhorn may be furnished in lieu of the Eb trumpet, a euphonium in lieu of one alto, one Eb alto saxophone, and one Eb baritone saxophone in lieu of two coronets...

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