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Meaning & Definition of Horn in English

English

Horn

/hɔrn/

noun

1. A noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it

    synonym:
  • horn

2. One of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

    synonym:
  • horn

3. A noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning

    synonym:
  • horn

4. A high pommel of a western saddle (usually metal covered with leather)

    synonym:
  • horn
  • ,
  • saddle horn

5. A brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone

  • Has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
    synonym:
  • cornet
  • ,
  • horn
  • ,
  • trumpet
  • ,
  • trump

6. Any hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn

    synonym:
  • horn

7. The material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails

    synonym:
  • horn

8. A device having the shape of a horn

  • "Horns at the ends of a new moon"
  • "The hornof an anvil"
  • "The cleat had two horns"
    synonym:
  • horn

9. An alarm device that makes a loud warning sound

    synonym:
  • horn

10. A brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves

    synonym:
  • French horn
  • ,
  • horn

11. A device on an automobile for making a warning noise

    synonym:
  • automobile horn
  • ,
  • car horn
  • ,
  • motor horn
  • ,
  • horn
  • ,
  • hooter

verb

1. Stab or pierce with a horn or tusk

  • "The rhino horned the explorer"
    synonym:
  • horn
  • ,
  • tusk

Examples of using

The unicorn ran at the tree with all his might and penetrated the trunk so deeply with his horn, that he couldn't pull it out and was thus stuck.
That sounds like our tugboat horn.
Make a spoon or spoil a horn.