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From Old English.
- (RP) enPR: hôn, IPA: /hɔːn/, SAMPA: /hO:n/
- (US) enPR: hôrn, IPA: /hɔːrn/, SAMPA: /hO:rn/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(r)n
- (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
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Generally, any brass wind instrument.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A telephone.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An erection of the penis.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A peninsula or crescent-shaped tract of land. "to navigate around the horn."
- 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
growth on the heads of certain animals
hard substance from which horns are made
any of several musical wind instruments
instrument used to signal others
loud alarm, especially on a motor vehicle
conical device used to direct waves
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- Horn (growth on animals' heads, substance from which animals' horns are made, musical instrument)
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