Definition of faun in English:


Syllabification: faun
Pronunciation: /fôn


Roman Mythology
  • One of a class of lustful rural gods, represented as a man with a goat’s horns, ears, legs, and tail.
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    • ‘He's fond of unicorns, centaurs, fauns, dragons of course, and humans,’ said Misty.
    • It was in the shape of one of the fauns of long-forgotten legend.
    • A stag and several hinds thundered by, followed by fauns, rabbits and skunks.


late Middle English: from the name of the pastoral god Faunus.

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