cromorne

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cromorne a Renaissance woodwind with a double reed and a curving tube (crooked horn)
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Usage

In literature:

King Cond is accompanied by a set of six cromornes, like the viols of various sizes.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
There is a fine and complete set of four cromornes in the museum of the Conservatoire at Brussels.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 819" by Various
With the ordinary boring of eight lateral holes the cromorne possesses a limited compass of a ninth.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
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