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Pronunciation: \'h[dot]rn\


1 : one of the hard bony growths on the head of many hoofed animals (as cattle, goats, or sheep)

2 : the tough material of which horns and hooves are composed <The knife handle was made of horn.>

3 : a brass musical instrument (as a trumpet or French horn)

4 : a usually electrical device that makes a noise like that of a horn <Drivers were blowing their horns.>

5 : something shaped like or made from a horn <Each soldier carried a horn of powder.>

6 : a musical or signaling instrument made from an animal's horn

horned \'h[dot]rnd\ adjective

horn*less \'h[dot]rn-l[schwa]s\ adjective

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Date:Jan 1, 2009
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