Translation of horn in Spanish:
- 1 (Zoology) 1.1 countable or uncountable (of animal)cuerno (masculine)the horn of plenty
asta (feminine (with masculine article in the singular))
cacho (masculine) (South America)
guampa (feminine) (Southern Cone)el cuerno de la abundanciaon the horns of a dilemmaentre la espada y la paredshe's caught on the horns of a dilemmaestá entre la espada y la paredhis questions put me on the horns of a dilemmasus preguntas me pusieron entre la espada y la paredto lock horns with somebody (come into conflict)chocar con alguientener un encontronazo con alguien [colloquial](before noun) (button/handle)
de 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) apretarse el cinturón [colloquial]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 hornun cuerno or un corno or una trompa de cazaExample sentences2.2
also: French hornExample sentences2.3 (in jazz) [slang]
- 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.
(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.
- 3 countable (Cars)(Nautical)
sirena (feminine)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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