Meaning of “faun” in the English Dictionary


"faun" in English

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faunnoun [ C ]

uk /fɔːn/ us /fɑːn/

Examples from literature

  • Hidden among the wreaths of vines which adorn the jambs are the laughing heads of fauns. 
  • If flowers mate and beget as we do, why not winds and waters, why not gods and nymphs, fauns and fairies? 
  • In the piazza of the palace is a very beautiful fountain, utilized by one of the oldest Roman statues, representing a faun blowing water from a conch-shell. 
  • The faun is represented reclining against the trunk of a tree, partly draped in the spoils of a tiger. 
  • Then you'd believe in nymphs and fauns, and Pan, and all those kind of birds? 

(Definition of “faun” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)