noun, plural sho·fars, Hebrew sho·froth, sho·frot, sho·fros [Sephardic Hebrew shaw-frawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-frohs, shoh-frohs] /Sephardic Hebrew ʃɔˈfrɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈʃoʊ froʊs, ʃoʊˈfroʊs/, Judaism.
Origin of shofar
Examples from the Web for shofar
Then show the class a shofar or a picture of one and ask, "What is this?"
Dr. Beigel has made a most singular discovery concerning the tones of the shofar.
The sounds of the shofar are very peculiar and harsh, quite unlike the notes of any modern instrument.
When we hear the shofar blown on Rosh ha-Shanah what should we think of?
The shrill call of the Shofar, or the soft sense-enslaving tones of the organ?Simon Eichelkatz; The Patriarch|Ulrich Frank
British Dictionary definitions for shofar
noun plural -fars, -phars, -froth or -phroth (Hebrew -ˈfrɔt)
Word Origin for shofar
Word Origin and History for shofar
ram's horn blown on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, 1833, from Hebrew shophar "ram's horn," related to Arabic sawafiru "ram's horns," Akkadian shapparu "wild goat."