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Definition of cor anglais noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cor anglais

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkɔːr ˈɒŋɡleɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɔːr ɔːŋˈɡleɪ//
 
(pl. cors anglais
BrE BrE//ˌkɔːr ˈɒŋɡleɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɔːr ɔːŋˈɡleɪ//
 
)
(especially British English) (also English horn especially in North American English) Musical instruments
 
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a musical instrument of the woodwind group, like an oboe but larger and playing lower notes See related entries: Musical instruments Word Origin late 19th cent.: French, literally ‘English horn’.