For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for althorn?
Header of alphorn

Alphorn

Video footage: Switzerland - August 2013: Man plays alphorn while standing next to a lake on the border of Switzerland.
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun alphorn

What does alphorn mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alphorns

  1. [musical instruments] A long, curved, wooden horn used by mountain-dwelling herders in the Alps originally to call cattle but now only as musical instrument in classical and folk tunes

Music

"Alphorn" is a composition.

Miscellanea

The alphorn or alpenhorn or alpine horn is a labrophone, consisting of a wooden natural horn of conical bore, having a wooden cup-shaped mouthpiece, used by mountain dwellers in Switzerland and elsewhere. Similar wooden horns were used for communication in most mountainous regions of Europe, from the French Alps to the Carpathians.

  • also known as 阿尔卑斯长号

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alphorn

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewRumanian Folk Music (2012)

Instrumental Melodies by Bela Bartok

The alphorn is a professional implement of shepherding life par excellence in Turda. The most amazing circumstance is the use of this rather bulky and heavy instrument by women and even by slender girls. Shepherds are mostly women and ...

Google previewInstruments and Music (2011)

by Daniel Nunn

alphorn Trumpets, sousaphones, and trombones are all brass instruments.An alphorn is a brass instrument, even though it is made of wood! It is a brass instrument because you make a sound by buzzing your lips. keys reed pan ...

Google previewPlaying the Spoons and Other Curious Instruments (2010)

by Liz Miles

Alphorn The alphorn is a simple wooden horn. Its sound. 14.

Google previewEncyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing Around the World (2013)

by Jill Condra

The picture-postcard impression of Switzerland with the Matterhorn in the background, a Swiss cow in the foreground, and men in lederhosen playing the alphorn is a stereotype of the people and costume. This type of national depiction of ...

Google previewEssays (1976)

by Bäla Bart¢k

ALPHORN (HAVASI KURT) The alphorn is a straight horn, two metres long, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Switzerland (2014)

by Leo Schelbert

ALPHORN. Swiss national musical instrument. It is a kind of wooden trumpet that exists in four types. A shorter straight form and a longer one are both used in central Switzerland. The alphorn proper has two forms: one is bent like a hook, and ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Music (2004)

by Christine Ammer

alphorn Also, alpenhorn, alpine horn. A wind instrument used by herdsmen in the mountains for signaling and for playing simple melodies . It is always made of wood but in various shapes, either straight or bent back ...

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player (2015)

by Elisa Koehler

alphorn. Alpert, Herb (b. 1935). American trumpeter, composer, and recording industry executive. Following service in the U.S. Army performing at military ceremonies and two years at the University of Southern California playing with ...

Google previewThe Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2013)

by Garland Encyclopedia of World Music,

Alphorn The alphorn, a wooden trumpet, is the most famous Swiss wind instrument. Its distribution stretches from Appenzell to Valais, in rural and mountainous areas, with significant regional variations. Archaeological evidence in the form of ...

Google previewThe Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Africa ; South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean ; The United States and Canada ; Europe ; Oceania (2008)

by Ellen Koskoff

Alphorn The alphorn, a wooden trumpet, is the most famous Swiss wind instrument. Its distribution stretches from Appenzell to Valais, in rural and mountainous areas, with significant regional variations. Archaeological evidence in the form of ...

Google previewThe Hutchinson Concise Dictionary of Music (2014)

by Barrie Jones

alphorn wind instrument consisting of a straight, usually wooden tube terminating in a conical endpiece with an upturned ...

Google previewEssential Dictionary of Music Definitions

by L. C. Harnsberger

alphorn — arcato alphorn: A large Alpine horn from Switzerland which is made of wood and can vary in length anywhere from 7-12 feet. al segno (It., ahl SAY-nyoh ): Go to the sign. alteration: The raising or lowering of a note with an accidental.

Google previewHarvard Dictionary of Music (1969)

by Willi Apel

Alphorn ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Music (2013)

by Michael Kennedy, Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Joyce Kennedy

Alphorn, Alpenhorn [Ger.], cor des Alpes [Fr.] The Alpine horn, a Swiss peasant instrument used ...

Google previewWebster's Unabridge Dictionary, Vintage Pre-1923 Edition (2015)

by Noah Webster

ALPENHORN; ALPHORN { Al"pen*horn`, Alp"horn` }, n. [G. Alpenhorn.] Defn:A curved wooden horn about three feet long, with a cupped mouthpiece andabell, used bythe Swiss to soundthe ranz desvaches andother melodies.Its notes are ...

Google previewMini Music Guides: Dictionary of Music (2013)

All the Essential Terms, Composers, and Theory in an Easy-to-Follow Format! by L. C. Harnsberger

Abbreviated alphorn: A large Alpine horn from Switzerland which is made ...

Google previewChamber's Encyclopaedia (1886)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People

KUH-HORN, sometimes called ALPHORN, is a wind'instrnment much used by the herdsmen in the mountainous countries of Germany. It consists of a tube about three feet long, and a little bent, and adually widenin out into a kind of bull, like a ...

Google previewThe Berklee Contemporary Dictionary of Music (2015)

by Kari Juusela

alphorn .

Google previewThe Hal Leonard Pocket Music Dictionary (1993)

by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

alphorn: A long (up to l0 feet) wooden horn from Switzerland, curved slightly at the end with an upturned bell, al segno (//., ahl SAY-nyoh): Return to ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Alphorn

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Alphorn

Click on an item to view that photo:

alphorn

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of handmade alphornSmall photo of ZURICH - AUGUST 1: Swiss National Day parade on August 1, 2009 in Zurich, Switzerland. Traditional alphorn musicians in a historical costumes.Small photo of ZURICH - AUGUST 1: Swiss National Day parade on August 1, 2009 in Zurich, Switzerland. Representative of canton Schwyz in a historical costume with traditional instrument Alphorn.Small photo of MOUNT PILATUS - JULY 13: Unidentified people playing traditional swiss music with alphorns on July 13, 2013 on the top of Pilatus, Switzerland. Alphorn is traditional music instrument of Switzerland.Small photo of ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 14: Swiss musician with a typical Alphorn during the 2011 Folklore Summer Festival where more than 50 groups and 1,200 Swiss dancers took part on August 14, 2011 in Zermatt, Switzerland.Small photo of Kerns, Switzerland - 1 October 2016: People wearing traditional clothes and playing the alphorn at Kerns on the Swiss alpsSmall photo of zurich,switzerland:alphorn performance on wooden floor before house near alpes mountains by zhudifeng on Oct 12 2015 More...

Video about Alphorn

Alphorn Meaning

Video shows what alphorn means. A long, curved, wooden horn used by mountain-dwelling herders in the Alps, originally to call cattle but now only as musical ...

Scrabble value of A1L1P3H4O1R1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Share this page

Next...

Go to the usage examples of Alphorn to see it in context!


Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary