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Horn may refer to:



  • Natural horn, the ancestor of the modern (French) horn
  • Horn (instrument), often called a "French horn," a brass musical instrument constructed of coiled tubing
  • Alto horn, a brass instrument primarily used in ensembles and brass bands.
  • Horn section of a band or orchestra
  • Blowing horn, winding horn or age-old rudimentary sound device
  • Horn (acoustic), an open-ended tapered sound-guide
  • Horn loudspeaker, a loudspeaker
  • Bullhorn, or megaphone, a device used to amplify one's voice
  • Bukkehorn, ancient Norwegian musical instrument
  • Train horn, for use on diesel and electric locomotives, as opposed to a steam whistle
  • Foghorn, navigation aid for mariners
  • Vehicle horn, an alerting device in on cars, trains and ships
  • Shofar, a ritual horn in the Jewish religion
  • Dungchen, a ritual horn used in Tibetan Buddhism





  • Gjallarhorn, the sounding horn or ringing horn of the god Heimdall, used to announce Ragnarok
  • Horn (Chinese constellation), a constellation in Chinese astronomy, known as one of the Eastern mansions of the Azure Dragon
  • Horn of Gondor, carried by Boromir in the Lord Of The Rings
  • Hörn, another name for the goddess Freyja in Norse mythology
  • Horns (novel), a 2010 novel written by Joe Hill
  • King Horn, a 13th century Middle English romance story


  • "Horn" is military jargon for a telephone, as in "Get on the horn"
  • "Horns" is a shortened version of Texas Longhorns, the sports teams of the University of Texas in Austin
  • Hook 'em Horns is a hand gesture expressing support for the above teams
  • "Devil horns" is a hand gesture, the Corna, with a vulgar meaning in Mediterranean countries, also used in heavy metal
  • "Horned" and variants can mean cuckolded.
  • Horn, a baseball hat-trick, when a player strikes out six times in one game.


  • Horn (anatomy), a pointed projection on the head of various animals
  • Gabriel's horn, is a mathematical figure invented by Evangelista Torricelli
  • Horn clause, a term in formal logic
  • Drinking horn, an ancient drinking vessel
  • Anointing horn, used for the unction at a coronation
  • Horn (diacritic), a diacritic mark used to indicate that a normally rounded vowel such as o or u is to be pronounced unrounded
  • Horn, a smoking pipe shaped like a bull's horn or as a bent cone, as described in Sherlock Holmes stories
  • Horn of Plenty, or Cornucopia, also known as the Horn of Amalthea
  • "The Horn", a song by Super Furry Animals from their album Love Kraft

See also


1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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