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Definition of "flugelhorn" [flugelhorn]

  • A bugle with valves, similar to the cornet but having a wider bore. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flugelhorn" in a sentence
  • "A discreet virtuoso, Yates adapts skipping folk-fiddle melodies to trumpet, flugelhorn and tenor horn, and his engaging themes – full of light, fluttering figures – are compatibly supported by Bende's bell-like chording and Byrne's galloping low-register sounds on the bodhran drum and Latin-American cajon."
  • "Kenny Wheeler, the expat Canadian trumpeter and jazz composer, was 82 last week – but this big band session featuring new themes and plenty of flugelhorn improvising, was recorded only a few months ago."
  • "Comba N3, with its pensive flugelhorn and delicate alto-sax passages, and the lovely Old Ballad a Wheeler staple are among the highlights of another essential item for followers of Britain's most reluctant jazz hero."