foghorn


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fog·horn

 (fôg′hôrn′, fŏg′-)
n.
1. Nautical A horn for sounding warning signals in fog or darkness, used especially on ships, buoys, and coastal installations.
2. A booming, insistent voice.

foghorn

(ˈfɒɡˌhɔːn)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a mechanical instrument sounded at intervals to serve as a warning to vessels in fog
2. informal a loud deep resounding voice

fog•horn

(ˈfɒgˌhɔrn, ˈfɔg-)

n.
1. a deep, loud horn for sounding warning signals to ships in foggy weather.
2. a deep, loud voice.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foghorn - a loud low warning signal that can be heard by fogbound ships
alarum, warning signal, alarm, alert - an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
2.foghorn - a warning device consisting of a horn that generates a loud low tone
diaphone - a foghorn that makes a signal consisting of two tones
horn - an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound
signaling device - a device used to send signals
Translations

foghorn

[ˈfɒghɔːn] Nsirena f de niebla
to have a voice like a foghorntener un vozarrón

foghorn

fog horn [ˈfɒghɔːrn] ncorne f de brumefog lamp fog light (US) nfeu m de brouillard

foghorn

[ˈfɒgˌhɔːn] ncorno da nebbia
a voice like a foghorn → una voce tonante
References in classic literature ?
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I could moan about Camra members who stick to bars like limpets, trying to show off with their knowledge of obscure hops and blocking access for other customers, or those members who foghorn their views for the whole pub to hear.
A harmadik hid: Maganerdeku feljegyzesek Foghorn Peter halalanak ugyeben.
of the week Davina McCall: "Please welcome the human foghorn Lulu.
KENNEBUNKPORT , Maine -- Boaters needing foghorn assistance around Kennebunkport, Maine, now need to request it, instead of hearing it automatically.
getting rid of seagulls, my other policies, and I don't have many, will be stopping the foghorn noise fire engines make, as well as the sirens and blue lights.
But after becoming embroiled in the row between her foghorn daughters Bianca and Sonia and collapsing, a nurse at the hospital reveals that Carol's suffering an infection.
The competition stems from a quarterly Midlands Improv Smackdown, held at the Old Joint Stock since early 2012 and hosted by the theatre's resident Improv Group, Foghorn Improv.
The island seemed to come right into the caravan because of the booming of the foghorn.
immediately, very soon, perhaps next March, is like a foghorn calling