Definition of foghorn in English:

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foghorn

Pronunciation: /ˈfôɡˌhôrn/
Pronunciation: /ˈfäɡˌhôrn/

noun

A device making a loud, deep sound as a warning to ships in fog.
Example sentences
  • The ship's foghorn sounded mournfully into the mist.
  • Along the way they took recordings of the sounds of foghorns, lightships, coastguard stations and the voices of those who lived and worked there.
  • After this fun, a foghorn sounded to signal the beginning of a ‘self-guided’ walking tour.

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Syllabification: fog·horn

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