NounHorn (countable and uncountable; plural horns)
- (countable) A hard growth of keratin that protrudes from the top of the head of certain animals.
- (uncountable) The hard substance from which animals' horns are made, sometimes used by man as a material for making various objects.
- an umbrella with a handle made of horn
- (countable) Any of several musical wind instruments.
- (countable) An instrument resembling a musical horn and used to signal others.
- hunting horn
- (countable) A loud alarm, especially one on a motor vehicle.
- (countable) A conical device used to direct waves.
- antenna horn
- loudspeaker horn
- (informal, countable) Generally, any brass wind instrument.
- (slang, countable, from the horn-shaped earpieces of old communication systems that used air tubes) A telephone.
- (uncountable, vulgar, slang, definite article) An erection of the penis.
- (countable, vulgar, slang, definite article) A peninsula or crescent-shaped tract of land. "to navigate around the horn."
- (countable) A diacritical mark that may be attached to the top right corner of the letters o and u when writing in Vietnamese, thus forming ơ and ư.
- When used alone to refer to an instrument, horn can mean either "hunting horn" or "French horn", depending on context. Other instruments are identified by specific adjectives such as "English horn" or "basset horn".
- (growth on the heads of certain animals):
- (hard substance from which horns are made): keratin
- (any of several musical wind instruments):
- (instrument used to signal others):
- (loud alarm, especially on a motor vehicle): hooter, klaxon
- (conical device used to direct waves): funnel
- (informal: generally, any brass wind instrument):
- (slang: telephone): blower (UK), dog and bone (Cockney rhyming slang), phone
- (coarse slang: erection): boner (US), hard-on, stiffy
Adjectives for Horn
toppling; dolorous; signaling; heavenly; masked; crescent; pellucid; sultry; impatient; lusty; sullen; formidable; barbarous; monstrous; cruel; long; twanging; curving; gilded; distinct; insistent; audacious; clangorous.
Verbs for Horn
bear—; defend with—; develop—; drive—s into; impale on—s; loose—s; pierce with—; pinion down with—; —butts; —drills; — endanger; — frighten; — gore; — lance; — prick; — punch; — puncture; —rip; — spike; — threaten; —wound.
Klaxon, Mayday, SOS, acoustical network, aerophone, air-raid alarm, alarm, alarm bell, alarm clock, alarm signal, alarum, alert, all clear, alpenhorn, alphorn, althorn, alto horn, ballad horn, baritone, bass horn, beacon, bell, bellyband, blinking light, boiler factory, boiler room, brass choir, brass wind, brass-wind instrument, brasses, bugle, bugle horn, bull-roarer, burglar alarm, buzzer, capacitor speaker, catcall, cherry bomb, cinch, clack, clacker, clapper, clarion, coaxial speaker, cone, cornet, cornet-a-pistons, corno di caccia, cornopean, cracker, cricket, crossover network, crostarie, diaphragm, double reed, double-bell euphonium, dynamic speaker, earphone, electrodynamic speaker, electromagnetic speaker, electrostatic speaker, embouchure, euphonium, excited-field speaker, fiery cross, fire alarm, fire bell, fire flag, firecracker, five-minute gun, flashing light, fog bell, fog signal, foghorn, full-fidelity speaker, gale warning, girt, girth, gore, headphone, headset, helicon, high-fidelity speaker, high-frequency speaker, hooter, hue and cry, hunting horn, hurricane warning, jockey, key, key trumpet, lighthouse, lip, lituus, loudspeaker, low-frequency speaker, lur, mellophone, midrange speaker, monorange speaker, mouthpiece, moving-coil speaker, noisemaker, note of alarm, occulting light, ophicleide, orchestral horn, permanent magnet speaker, pipe, pocket trumpet, police whistle, pommel, post horn, rattle, rattlebox, reed, sackbut, saxhorn, saxtuba, serpent, signal of distress, siren, slide, slide trombone, sliphorn, small-craft warning, snapper, sousaphone, speaker, speaker system, speaker unit, steam whistle, still alarm, stirrup, storm cone, storm flag, storm warning, surcingle, tenor tuba, ticktack, tocsin, tooter, triaxial speaker, tromba, trombone, trumpet, tuba, tusk, tweeter, two-minute gun, upside-down flag, valve, valve trombone, valve trumpet, voice coil, whistle, whizgig, whizzer, wind, wind instrument, woofer
Old English horn, from Proto-Germanic *hurnan (compare Dutch horen, German Horn, Gothic haurn), from Proto-Indo-European *k̑r̥nom (compare Breton kern 'horn', Latin cornū, Ancient Greek kéras, Old Church Slavonic grŭna, srŭna 'roedeer', Hittite surna 'horn', Persian sur, Sanskrit śṛṅga 'horn'). Hebrew Keren,horns, corner, ray,beam
- (UK) enPR: hôn, IPA: /hɔːn/, SAMPA: /hO:n/
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- (US) enPR: hôrn, IPA: /hɔɹn/, SAMPA: /hOrn/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(r)n
- The translations below need to be checked.
- IPA: /hɔrtn/
- Rhymes: -ɔrtn
- a horn (growth on animals' heads)
- a horn; object shaped from or like an animal's horn, used for drinking, storage or making sounds
- a horn; object that makes a sound, e.g. on a car
- a horn; musical instrument
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