English horn

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n English horn a double-reed woodwind instrument similar to an oboe but lower in pitch
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • English horn (Mus) See Corno Inglese.
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Usage

In literature:

Shrill and clear from the opposite hill came the notes of the English horns, as down the green slope moved the ranks of English bowmen.
"The Ward of King Canute" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
This includes tales of popular English heroes, like Bevis of Hampton, Guy of Warwick, Horn Child, etc.
"English Literature" by William J. Long
The English missionaries were now on the horns of a dilemma.
"The Long White Cloud" by William Pember Reeves
The slow trip of strings and harp is soon given a new meaning with the melody of English horn.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
Grand Terzet for two oboes, and one English horn (which might be arranged for other instruments), 30 ducats.
"Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826 Vol. 2" by Lady Wallace
HORNE OF BUGLE SMALL, the English Bible.
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
The oboe or hautboy, English horn, and the bassoon have what are called double reeds.
"How to Listen to Music, 7th ed." by Henry Edward Krehbiel
The twenty-ninth volume of the new series of Coates' Short-horn Herd-Book has just been published by the English Short-horn Society.
"The Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 12, 1884" by Various
Like a blast on the horn of the mighty Roland, the call of Pitt was summoning the English-speaking world to arms.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The English sat around their watch-fires, passing the horns of ale and mead from hand to hand, and singing glees and war-songs.
"Stories from English History" by Hilda T. Skae
After remaining concealed for some time, he ventured down to Monte Video, where he found the English brig Swan, bound round Cape Horn.
"An Old Sailor's Yarns" by Nathaniel Ames
No-horns-on-his-head delivered a speech, as best he might, in sign language and broken English, through an interpreter.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
The English lines extended over the hill in a crescent form with the horns extending forward.
"The Niagara River" by Archer Butler Hulbert
In vain the two English lads sounded their horns.
"The Dispatch-Riders" by Percy F. Westerman
Commodore Sloat laid his course around the Horn, while the English commander, Admiral Trowbridge, chose the route through the Indian Ocean.
"Gentlemen Rovers" by E. Alexander Powell
Trio for two Hoboes and English Horn 66 2.
"Life of Beethoven" by Anton Schindler
Another horn of English manufacture about 1700 was exhibited at the South Kensington Museum in 1872, bearing No.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
An English horn (oboe da caccia) made of red cedar, by Thomas Stanesby, junior, in London, about 1740.
"Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)" by Carl Engel
The Oboe and the English Horn.
"Musical Myths and Facts, Volume II (of 2)" by Carl Engel
The long wave reached Cape Horn (7818 geographical miles) and possibly the English Channel (11,040 m.).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
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In news:

The comfort of shadows, the sobbing of horns, the plumness of plums: "The English Patient" celebrates sensuality, finding worth in both pleasure and pain.
McCarter & English LLP has announced that partner Michael M Horn has been elected by the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York's board of directors ("FHLBNY") to serve as board chair for another two years.
5 Osmo Vänskä, conductor Steven Campbell, tuba Marni Hougham, English horn Recorded April 1, 2011, Orchestra Hall.
Trio con Brio consists of Carina Cederwall on flute, Jan Holmgren on oboe and English horn and Stig Andersson on piano and arrangements.
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