Correct spelling is, of course, Fluegelhorn.

A brass instrument similar in appearance to a trumpet but with a gradual taper in its diameter along the length, rather than the more abrupt opening on a trumpet.

The sound is warmer, softer and darker than that of a trumpet.

I think that the name comes from the German word "fluegel" which means wing. Fluegel is also used in German for a grand piano due to its shape, so I imagine that the gradually flaring shape of the fluegelhorn gives it its name.

See also, musical instruments.

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