Definition and background:
closed; i.e., muted by hand (for a horn, or similar instrument; but see also bocca chiusa, which uses the feminine form, in this list)term used to describe horn notes, when they are 'stopped' or 'closed' by placing the hand in the bell (the open end of the horn)
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