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horny

Syllabification: horn·y
Pronunciation: /ˈhôrnē
 
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Definition of horny in English:

adjective (hornier, horniest)

1Of or resembling horn: a horny beak horny nails
More example sentences
  • Whereas all of the earlier forms had strong jaws and teeth or horny beaks, the sauropodomorphs had tiny heads and weak jaws and teeth, and used gastric stones, like modern-day birds, to grind up food in the stomach.
  • The plant-eating Dryosaurus had a horny beak and grinding teeth, walked on two legs and was as tall as an average 10-year-old child.
  • A cephalopod is also characterized by a horny beak secreted by the walls of the buccal cavity, and a radula within the buccal cavity.
1.1Hard and rough: horny, dry skin
More example sentences
  • One group likes horny skin and, from shape or location, are called microsporum, trichophyton, or epidermophyton.
  • Squamous cell cancers are often yellowish red in color with crusty or horny elevations of the skin.
  • It may be that an accumulation of minor abrasions of the horny layer of skin is a necessary precondition for the onset of the disease.
2 informal Feeling or arousing sexual excitement.
Example sentences
  • There is only one bed in the apartment, a fact that further excites the already horny Kurono.
  • It was easily the sexiest, most horny thing I have ever seen.
  • A picture of me wearing a Superman t-shirt, surrounded by horny college babes, wound up on the front page of the local newspaper.
Synonyms
aroused, sexually aroused, oversexed, excited, stimulated, titillated, inflamed, passionate;
informal turned on, hot, hot to trot, hot and bothered
formal concupiscent

Derivatives

horniness

1
noun
Example sentences
  • I find all of these repugnant in every way, but when horniness strikes, and time constraints require a quick release, a brief moment perusing these thoughts will bring me off almost immediately.
  • And since I've been told bringing a vibrator to class is distracting, it's necessary to share my excessive horniness with the campus in other ways.
  • Yes, that occasion heralds the surging horniness of spring but it also represents, for pagans and Christians everywhere, a potent symbol of rebirth.

Words that rhyme with horny

brawny, corny, lawny, mulligatawny, scrawny, tawny, thorny

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