krummhorn

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n krummhorn a Renaissance woodwind with a double reed and a curving tube (crooked horn)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Krummhorn (Mus) A reed instrument of music of the cornet kind, now obsolete (see Cornet, 1, a.).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n krummhorn A medieval musical instrument of the clarinet class, having a curved tube and a melancholy tone.
    • n krummhorn In organ-building, a reed-stop with short, slender metal pipes, and a tone like that of the clarinet. Also called clarinet-stop, cromorna, and corruptly cremona.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Krummhorn krum′horn a medieval clarinet-like instrument: a reed-stop in the organ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
G. krummhorn, cornet; krumm, crooked + horn, horn
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger. krumm.

Usage

In literature:

Krummhorn may tell you," answered the town-clerk's wife, "she saw as well as I did.
"An Old Story of My Farming Days Vol. III (of III)." by Fritz Reuter
Wasn't it so, Frau Krummhorn?
"Seed-time and Harvest" by Fritz Reuter
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