Related formshorn·ed·ness [hawr-nid-nis] /ˈhɔr nɪd nɪs/, nounun·horned, adjective
Definition for horned (2 of 2)
- a wind instrument, originally formed from the hollow horn of an animal but now usually made of brass or other metal or plastic.
- French horn.
- a tube of varying cross section used in some loudspeakers to couple the diaphragm to the sound-transmitting space.
- Slang. a loudspeaker.
verb (used with object)
Origin of horn
Related formshorn·ish, adjectivehorn·less, adjectivehorn·less·ness, nounhorn·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for horned
And so, the horned god became Satan—and others in his demonic retinue.
The male Wiccan god is given horns, representing the horned animals that ancient humans hunted.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Horned cattle belong principally to the Mzenc breed; goats are numerous.
Then they heard the call of the horned owl from the border of the swamp.Spotted Deer|Elmer Gregor
He descended into hell and had single combat with Sarvig, the horned.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, March 1883|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
The lowing and bellowing of horned cattle are expressions of several different things.Ways of Nature|John Burroughs
Scorpions and horned vipers are everywhere—if one looks for them, otherwise one scarcely ever sees one or the other.In the Land of Mosques & Minarets|Francis Miltoun
British Dictionary definitions for horned (1 of 3)
Derived Formshornedness (ˈhɔːnɪdnɪs), noun
British Dictionary definitions for horned (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for horned (3 of 3)
- the constituent substance, mainly keratin, of horns, hooves, etc
- (in combination)horn-rimmed spectacles
- a device for producing a warning or signalling noise
- (in combination)a foghorn
- Also called: acoustic horn, exponential horn a hollow conical device coupled to the diaphragm of a gramophone to control the direction and quality of the sound
- any such device used to spread or focus sound, such as the device attached to an electrical loudspeaker in a public address system
- Also called: horn antenna a microwave aerial, formed by flaring out the end of a waveguide
- to suppress or control one's feelings, esp of anger, enthusiasm, or passion
- to withdraw a previous statement
- to economize
- in a situation involving a choice between two equally unpalatable alternatives
- in an awkward situation
Derived Formshornless, adjectivehornlike, adjective
Word Origin for horn
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Idioms and Phrases with horned
In addition to the idioms beginning with horn
- horn in on
- horns of a dilemma, on the
- blow one's own horn
- lock horns
- pull in one's horns
- take the bull by the horns