horn horn  /ˈhɔrn/


  1. (n) a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  2. (n) one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates
  3. (n) a noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning
  4. (n) a high pommel of a Western saddle (usually metal covered with leather)
  5. (n) a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
  6. (n) any hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn
  7. (n) the material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails
  8. (n) a device having the shape of a horn
  9. (n) an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound
  10. (n) a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves
  11. (n) a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
  12. (v) stab or pierce with a horn or tusk

Derived Word(s)


  1. To a sympathetic audience, a French-horn player is often the object of grave solicitude.
  2. According to legend, King Charles IX of France was brought to his deathbed by his passion for sounding lung-lacerating halloos on the hunting horn.
  3. There was a time when horns supposed to be those of the fantastic unicorn sold for $12,000 to $150,000 apiece.


  1. A gathering of the few and proud in Horn Lake

    HORN LAKE — In scenes reminiscent of huddling around smoky campfires in the dense jungles of Vietnam and cold, windswept tundras of Korea, a group of U.S. Marines gathered around an outdoor grill at Latimer Lakes Park in Horn Lake to swap stories, flip hamburgers and share memories.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: DeSoto Times-Tribune

  2. French Horn Rebellion, 'Dancing Out': Exclusive Video Premiere

    Robert and David Perlick-Molinari, the brothers known as electro-pop duo French Horn Rebellion, had an epiphany last year during the making of their...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Billboard

  3. Van Horn would change little about season

    FAYETTEVILLE - Dave Van Horn doesn't have any regrets about 2013. After looking back at the disappointing end to the season, which began with lofty expectations and a preseason No.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Log Cabin Democrat

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