Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.


see alphornalphorn
or alpenhorn
[Ger.,=Alps horn], wooden horn from 3 ft to 12 ft (91 cm–3.7 m) long, sometimes curved slightly, with conical bore and a cup-shaped mouthpiece.
..... Click the link for more information.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
And, by the way, Switzerland has more than just alpenhorn music.
I suppose a German market conjures images of forests, snow, reindeer and jolly drinking sessions in a bierkeller clad in lederhosen while blowing an Alpenhorn.
Also made from 100% cow's milk, Alpenhorn is the new Uniekaas cheese that is a marriage between Dutch Gouda and Swiss Emmental.
But I had not encountered the alpenhorn until this year.
Another performer takes time out between songs to tend to the legend of the alpenhorn, providing a moving tribute to the instrument and its music, hampered only slightly by the fact that his particular version is constructed from fifteen feet of green garden hose and a plastic funnel.
And at the end of the interval you are summoned back to the Hall of Mirrors by a trio of Alpenhorns (such splendid instruments, but be careful how you step around them), and sounding just like Wagner's Rhinemaidens.
"There will be alpenhorns up there, playing twice a day.
You might possibly be thinking of milkmaids with yokes over their shoulders to carry two buckets of foaming white milch, cable cars, yodelling, alpenhorns, The Eiger, the Jungfraujoch, funicular railways, Lake Geneva with its fountain, the covered wooden bridges of Lucerne, revolving mountain-top restaurants, tunnels bored and blasted under the Alps that have been engineering miracles since the moment they were first dreamed-up, the Reichenbach Falls where Sherlock Holmes improbably met his end, locked in mortal combat with his arch enemy Professor Moriarty...
As much as this episode can be read as a "subversive carnivalesque mocking of masculinity," (12) it seems equally critical of the kind of nationalistic pageantry that had earlier been associated with the Berlin Games of 1936 and was thought to have been absent from the supposedly more "restrained" Munich Games, despite the fact that the latter's opening ceremony was announced by a blast of alpenhorns and brought to a close with a Bollerschutzen ("a traditional Bavarian gun salute of three rounds from 20 guns").
(We tend to favour guitars over Alpenhorns and Mongolian nose flutes.) And none of us really gives a monkey's.
On board, the people were handed glasses of white wine and entertained by music from accordians and alpenhorns. The boats were headed for Rutli, which lies at the northern end of Lake Uri, the eastern extension of Lake Lucerne.
Mission employees sample the Swiss traditions of alpenhorns, cows, wine and cheese at festivals throughout the year in surrounding villages.