/mel"euh fohn'/, n.
a marching or military band brass instrument similar in appearance and range to the French horn but slightly smaller and simpler to play. Also called tenor cor.
[1925-30; MELLO(W) + -PHONE]

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also called  ballad horn,  concert horn,  mellohorn , or  tenor cor  

      a valved brass musical instrument built in coiled form and pitched in E♭ or F, with a compass from the second A or B below middle C to the second E♭ or F above. The alto and tenor forms substitute for the French horn in marching bands. In the 1950s a version called the mellophonium was developed for concert use; its French horn-style bell faces forward. The mellophone bears no relationship to the mélophone, a free-reed instrument.

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