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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
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