[ shoh-fer; Sephardic Hebrew shaw-fahr; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-fuhr, shoh-fahr ]
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noun,plural sho·phars, Hebrew sho·phroth, sho·phrot, sho·phros [Sephardic Hebrew shaw-frawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-frohs, shoh-frohs], /Sephardic Hebrew ʃɔˈfrɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈʃoʊ froʊs, ʃoʊˈfroʊs/, Judaism.

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How to use shophar in a sentence

  • Cohen made a sign to a priest who held a shophar (hallowed ram's horn) in his hand.

    The Mark of the Beast | Sidney Watson
  • He signed to the Tokeang—the shophar blower—and instantly the weird, curious, quavering, vibrating sounds broke on the still air.

    The Mark of the Beast | Sidney Watson
  • The usual New Year's ceremony of shophar-blowing would be observed.

    The Mark of the Beast | Sidney Watson
  • shophar is the Hebrew name for what is usually translated 'ram's horns.'

British Dictionary definitions for shophar


/ (ˈʃəʊfɑː, Hebrew ʃɔˈfar) /

nounplural -phars or -phroth (Hebrew -ˈfrɔt)
  1. a variant spelling of shofar

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