Translation of horn in Spanish:
- 1 (Zoology) 1.1 countable or uncountable (of animal)the horn of plentyon the horns of a dilemmael cuerno de la abundanciashe's caught on the horns of a dilemmaentre la espada y la paredhis questions put me on the horns of a dilemmaestá entre la espada y la paredto lock horns with somebody (come into conflict)sus preguntas me pusieron entre la espada y la paredchocar con alguientener un encontronazo con alguien [colloquial](before noun) (button/handle)de astade guampa (Southern Cone)Example sentences
Example sentences1.2 countable (of snail) to draw in one's horns
- At the end of these two cows' horns are attached, and to the horns two large goat skin bellows, one each side of the furnace.
- It is like looking at a pair of cattle horns, is it not?
- At the town's market, I had discovered the magnificent horns of a blue sheep while examining wildlife body parts being offered for sale.
(become cautious)recoger velas(economize)Example sentences
- In Yemen, for example, rhino horn is carved into handles used in daggers called jambiyas.
- Throw a tax cut their way, the argument goes, and like lovers haplessly lost to the aphrodisiacal effects of ground rhino horn, they'll be putty in your hands.
- To date we've examined over 1,000 rhino horn pills; we've never found a real one.
- Many living animals have horns or hornlike organs; the list includes antelope, deer, chameleons, birds, and even ants.
- And I don't want to cut off the horns of a black snail.
- The creature within is like a huge snail with horns tipped by bright golden eyes.
- 2 countable (Music) 2.1 (wind instrument) a hunting horn2.2un cuerno or un corno or una trompa de cazaalso: French hornExample sentences2.3 (in jazz) [slang]
(cualquier instrumento metálico de viento)Example sentences
- The encore - Le Basque - by Marin Marais, arranged for horn and piano is an absolute charmer.
- During the summer months, she plays co-principal horn and is a featured soloist with the Capitol City Band.
- The brass section of an orchestra typically consists of trumpets, horns, trombones, and tubas.
- What You Want is a sweet love song, with some lazy Burt Bacharach style horns floating over the melody.
- It was easy for Buddy to copy the horn riffs on the songs on his guitar.
- The horns front a rhythm section that includes three percussionists armed with congas and bata drums, with no piano or guitar in the middle to mediate.
- Around the clock, the coaches galloped down the towns' high streets with long brass horns blowing to warn pedestrians.
- Suddenly she turned and vanished from the parapet; and all the time the sentry upon the wall blew out the long note from his brass horn.
- It's the King coming and the sound of those who herald him with horns of brass pressed to their mouths.
- 3 countable (Cars)(Nautical)Example sentences
- Car drivers use their horns to signal their support.
- In Beijing the sounding of car horns is the exception, rather than the rule while Shanghainese seem to hardly ever take their hand off the klaxon button.
- In the third frame, the two clubs combined for four goals before the horn sounded to signal the end of the game.
- 4 countable (drinking vessel)Example sentences
- Horns are used as butter dishes and large horns as cups for drinking mead.
- Drink was taken in horns, similarly decorated and sometimes with metal tips and rims.
- My current practice goes far better when I've had a couple of bottles / horns of beer or cider.
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In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.