Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “horn”

horn

noun [C]
 
 
/hɔːn/
ANIMAL one of the two hard, pointed growths on the heads of cows, goats, and some other animalsThe head and neck of non-human animals
EQUIPMENT B2 a piece of equipment used to make a loud sound as a warning or signal: a car horn The taxi driver hooted his horn.The interior of vehicles
MUSIC a curved musical instrument that you blow into to make a sound: the French hornBrass instruments
(Definition of horn from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “horn”

Definitions of “horn” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

monster

any imaginary frightening creature, especially one that is large and strange

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More