[ kor ]
/ kɒr /
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interjection British Dialect.
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Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Origin of cor1
First recorded in 1930–35; euphemistic alteration of God!
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[ kawr ]
/ kɔr /
noun Chiefly British.
the tenor oboe.
the English horn.
Origin of cor2
First recorded in 1865–70; from French cor (anglais) (English ) horn
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[ kawr, kohr ]
/ kɔr, koʊr /
noun, plural cor·di·a [kawr-dee-uh, kohr-]. /ˈkɔr di ə, ˈkoʊr-/.
(in prescriptions) the heart.
Origin of cor3
Other definitions for cor (4 of 6)
variant of com- before r: correlate.
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How to use cor in a sentence
For the tournament held at Windsor in 1278 we find mention of xxxviii galee de cor.Armour & Weapons|Charles John Ffoulkes
“Caro mio ben, credimi almen, senza di te languisce il cor,” etcetera.With Airship and Submarine|Harry Collingwood
The Latin of this passage is clear enough: Si ergo cor uniuscuiusque vix capit suum gaudium, quomodo capit tot et tanta gaudia?
He had directed that his tombstone should bear the inscription, Ubi saeva indignatio cor ulterius lacerare nequit.From Chaucer to Tennyson|Henry A. Beers
The vase is ornamented with ormoulu, and bears the inscription Cor magni Canovae, in raised gold letters.
British Dictionary definitions for cor (1 of 2)
/ (kɔː) /
British slang an exclamation of surprise, amazement, or admiration
Word Origin for cor
C20: corruption of God
British Dictionary definitions for cor (2 of 2)
/ Bible /
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