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 (shō′fär′, -fər)
n. pl. sho·fars or sho·froth (shō-frōt′, -frōs′) Judaism
A trumpet made of a ram's horn, blown by the ancient Hebrews during religious ceremonies and as a signal in battle, now sounded in the synagogue during Rosh Hashanah and at the end of Yom Kippur.

[Hebrew šôpār, ram's horn, shofar; akin to Akkadian sappāru, šappāru, fallow deer, and sappartu, tip of an animal's horn, from Sumerian šegbar, fallow deer.]


(ˈʃəʊfɑː; Hebrew ʃɔˈfar) or


n, pl -fars, -phars, -froth or -phroth (Hebrew -ˈfrɔt)
(Judaism) Judaism a ram's horn sounded in the synagogue daily during the month of Elul and repeatedly on Rosh Hashanah, and by the ancient Israelites as a warning, summons, etc
[from Hebrew shōphār ram's horn]


(ˈʃoʊ fər; Heb. ʃɔˈfɑr)

n., pl. -fars, Heb. -froth, -frot (-ˈfrɔt)
a ram's horn used as a wind instrument, sounded in Biblical times as a signal and in modern times at synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
[1860–65; < Hebrew shōphār]
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Noun1.shofar - an ancient musical horn made from the horn of a ramshofar - an ancient musical horn made from the horn of a ram; used in ancient times by the Israelites to sound a warning or a summons; used in synagogues today on solemn occasions
horn - an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound
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