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Horn may refer to:

Music

  • Natural horn, the ancestor of the modern horn
  • Horn , often called a "French horn," ( in French) 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 , 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
  • Car horn, or Klaxon, also used on trains and ships
  • A Shofar. A ritual horn in the Jewish religion.
  • A Dungchen. A ritual horn used in Tibetan Buddhism.


People



Geography



Science

  • Horn , the pointed projection of the skin of various animals, as an organ or its material
  • Horn , a type of antenna
  • Horn , a stationary radio telescope
  • Holmdel Horn Antennamarker, constructed, to support Project Echo, and used in the discovery of Cosmic microwave background radiation
  • Horn clause in mathematical logic
  • Horn Expedition, 1894 scientific expedition to central Australia


Fiction

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


Slang

  • "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.
  • A slang term for a sexual erection.

Other

  • 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 , a diacritic mark used to indicate that a normally rounded vowel such as o or u is to be pronounced unrounded
  • Horn-rimmed glasses
  • 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


See also

  • Cornu, the Latin word for horn.
  • Hoornmarker, city in the Netherlands
  • Horne, disambiguation page
  • Horny, disambiguation page



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