—flügelhornist, flugelhornist, fluegelhornist, n./flooh"geuhl hawrn'/; Ger. /flyuu"geuhl hawrddn'/, n.a brass wind instrument with three valves, usually pitched in B flat and used esp. in military bands.Also, flugelhorn, fluegelhorn.[1850-55; < G, equiv. to Flügel wing + Horn horn]
* * *Brass musical instrument, a valved bugle.It has three valves and a wider bore than the cornet and is usually pitched in B-flat. The flügelhorn was invented in Austria in the 1830s. It has maintained its identityparticularly its bore and its squat shapebetter than has the formerly very similar cornet. Long used in European military bands, it is now also used in jazz and popular music.
* * *brass musical instrument, the valved bugle used in European military bands. It has three valves, a wider bore than the cornet, and is usually pitched in B♭, occasionally in C. It was invented in Austria in the 1830s.In the mid-20th century the flügelhorn found favour in some jazz bands. “Flügelhorn” also sometimes refers to the soprano and sopranino saxhorns.
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