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horn

horn

 
 
pronunciation:
horn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a hard, hollow growth on the head of certain mammals. Deer, cows, and sheep are some animals that have horns. Horns usually grow in pairs.
The bull has two sharp horns.
 
definition 2: a musical instrument usually made of brass. Horns are played by blowing into their narrow end.
I play the horn in the school band.
definition 3: a device used to make a loud warning sound.
Dad blew the horn on his car to warn the dog away.
similar words:
alarm
derivations: hornless (adj.), hornlike (adj.)
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