(imitation of the)sound of a car’s horn
Seminar on security and the problem of refugees in East Africa and the Horn of Africa
Barry Tuckwell was principal horn with the London Symphony Orchestra.
One who does things well does not have to toot his own horn .
Bill clamped the horn to the handlebar of his bicycle.
A horn blew outside the garage.
Sound made by a vehicle’s horn ,factory siren, etc
The taxi-driver blasted the horn continuously.
The chauffeur sounded the horn and the car turned into a quiet, shady side-street, where-the lamplight filtered through a dense screen of leaves and splashed Fu-fang and the others with flecks of light
The chauffeur gave three blasts on the horn , holding on to toots, trailing the last one to announce their presence
The driver blew his horn when the child stepped in front of the car
animal horn ,mounted as trophies
orthopaedic horn support for animals
A fabled creature symbolic of virginity and usually represented as a horse with a single straight spiraled horn projecting from its forehead.
For Mr. Reagan and his Republicans--but also, by now, for Mr. Carter and most of the Democrats the invasion of Afghanistan and the threat to Poland are part of the same pattern of events as angola, South Yemen and the Horn of Africa
The horn of the goat that suckled Zeus,which broke off and became filled with fruit.In folklore,it became full of whatever its owner desired.
The bus driver sounded his horn at the children in the street.
Horn of a bull, hoof of a horse, smile of a Saxon
Consolidated Inter-agency Appeal for the Special Emergency Programme for the Horn of Africa
The horn blew loudly.
The horn blew.
The horn resounded through the forest.
A woodwind instrument of the oboe family,with a pitch between that of an English horn and a bassoon.
Double-horn feed for rear-feed
celluloid had been commercially available for decades as a substitute for tortoise-shell, horn , bone and other materials
apex of posterior horn of spinal cord
The tense silence on the flight deck was shattered by a warning horn .
ornamental article of horn or coral,for interior decoration (excl. collectors’ pieces and antiques)
An early primer consisting of a single page protected by a transparent sheet of horn , formerly used in teaching children to read.
Made of horn or a hornlike substance;horny.
‘The brass section of an orchestra typically consists of trumpets, _horns_ , trombones, and tubas.’
‘He transcribed them and set about making a set of 14 parts for _horns_ , trumpets, trombones and timpani.’
2.(in jazz and popular music) any wind instrument.
‘keyboards, _horns_ , and drums’
‘At age seven, he received his first _horn_ , a cornet.’
3.A deer’s antler.
‘Solid _horns_ , called antlers, distinguish most species in the deer family from the other hoofed mammals.’
‘She crawled over and lay next to him, looking over the log to see a family of deer, a doe and three babies, their _horns_ barely coming up.’
4.A device sounding a warning or other signal.
‘a car _horn_ ’
‘A _horn_ blasted behind Adam and he eased off the brake.’
5.A hard permanent outgrowth, often curved and pointed, found in pairs on the heads of cattle, sheep, goats, giraffes, etc. and consisting of a core of bone encased in keratinized skin.
‘It was imperative that all ritual was accompanied by the correct type of bull according to its colour, markings and _horn_ shape to ensure the efficacy of the ritual.’
‘The only difference between them was the ram’s _horns_ on one’s head and the goat _horns_ on the other.’
6.A horn-shaped projection or object.
‘The headdress with its straight, sharp _horns_ holds out a model of a very different sort of response - that of active fight and resistance.’
‘Performers projected into a _horn_ , and the vibrations were directly converted into the wiggles of a groove on the master disc.’
7.A pair of horns as an emblem of a cuckold.
8.A projection resembling a horn on the head of another animal, e.g. a snail’s tentacle or the tuft of a horned owl.
‘Any animal fairly bristling with long, pointed _horns_ and spikes simply looks ready to fend off any and all would-be predators.’
‘The man has stopped to look at a slug, which has _horns_ and a slick skin, but they only know he has stopped.’
9.A receptacle made of horn, such as a drinking container or powder flask.
‘He has raised a _horn_ of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, as he promised through holy prophets long ago.’
‘Drink was taken in _horns_ , similarly decorated and sometimes with metal tips and rims.’
10.A sharp promontory or mountain peak.
‘But rounding the _horn_ and coming back up the peninsula was another story.’
‘Amongst the glowing purples and reds of a Saharan sunset the silhouette of Mount Ktrik, its peak formed from two _horns_ , began to look very sinister.’
11.A wind instrument, conical in shape or wound into a spiral, originally made from an animal horn (now typically brass) and played by lip vibration.
‘It’s the King coming and the sound of those who herald him with _horns_ of brass pressed to their mouths.’
‘While the voices and sometimes tonal percussion leave you in no doubt about their West African roots, the _horns_ echo African military bands and European / American brass bands.’
12.A woolly keratinized outgrowth, occurring singly or one behind another, on the snout of a rhinoceros.
‘The Reserve has a similar program with rhinoceros where a microchip is implanted in the animal’s _horn_ both for identification purposes and to deter poaching.’
‘Without their commanding _horn_ the rhinoceros present a forlorn image.’
13.An arm or branch of a river or bay.
14.An erect penis.
16.Each of the extremities of a crescent moon.
‘Also, at high latitudes (close to the poles) the Moon never sticks its _horns_ straight up.’
‘The _horns_ of the crescent moon were pointed almost straight up.’
‘she took endless _horn_ and pressure, but now she wants a divorce’
18.The substance of which horns are composed.
‘powdered rhino _horn_ ’
‘One trader along the border of what are today South Africa and Botswana employed 400 African hunters in the pursuit of rhino _horn_ .’
1.(of an animal) butt or gore with the horns.
‘the bull _horned_ him out of the way’
2.Be unfaithful to (one’s husband or wife)
‘all the time he was _horning_ his wife’
‘They said ‘If yuh was getting _horn_ , which would you prefer your partner to be _horning_ you with, a member of the same sex or a member of the opposite sex?’’
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