- 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.
Idioms about horn
Origin of horn
OTHER WORDS FROM hornhornish, adjectivehornless, adjectivehorn·less·ness, nounhornlike, adjective
How to use horn in a sentence
Horner has admitted to throwing punches at the men as they attempted to flee the scene.
The 23-year-old man admitted to taking part in two further vigilante confrontations along with Horner.
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Suddenly crew chief Heidi Horner heads downstairs on the Bellisimo, and wakes up Candace Hogan.
He told Horner you'd bin shot resistin' arrest, an' wanted t' see her afore yuh cashed in.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
And Mr. Horner was dead, and Captain James reigned in his stead.
But it is with Mr. Horner that I must have to do about this unfortunate lad Gregson.
This complication of affairs was most grievous to Mr. Horner.
Between ourselves, Mr. Steward Horner does not like having me for a clerk.
British Dictionary definitions for horn (1 of 2)
- 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 forms of hornhornless, adjectivehornlike, adjective
Word Origin for horn
British Dictionary definitions for horn (2 of 2)
Medical definitions for horn
Scientific definitions for horn
Other Idioms and Phrases with horn
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