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Horn or horns primarily refers to:

  • Horn (acoustic), a conical or bell shaped aperture used to guide sound
  • Horn (anatomy), a pointed, bony projection on the head of various animals, either the "true" horn, or other horn-like growths
    • Horn (substance), a colloquial reference to keratin, the substance that, apart from other functions, is the main component of the tissue that sheaths the bony core of horns and hoofs of various animals

Horn or horns may also refer to:


Musical instruments[edit]

  • Animal horn used as an instrument, e.g. Swedish cowhorn, Shofar, Vuvuzela
  • Long straight instruments like Alphorn, Steerhorn, Tibetan horn
  • Coiled brass instruments:
Baritone horn in B♭, Alto horn in E♭, and Flugel horn in B♭(soprano)
  • Other horn shaped instruments include:

Personal name[edit]

  • Horn (surname)
  • Freyja, also known as Hörn, a Norse goddess of love, beauty, fertility, war and death


  • Horn (Chinese constellation), part of the European constellation Virgo
  • Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the continent of South America named (indirectly) after the Dutch town of Hoorn
  • Golden Horn, a historic inlet of the Bosphorus dividing the city of Istanbul
  • Horn (district), a district of the state of Lower Austria in Austria
  • Horn of Africa, a peninsula in Northeast Africa that juts into the Arabian Sea; comprises Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia
  • Horn, Austria, a small town in the Waldviertel in Lower Austria, Austria and the capital of the Horn District
  • Horn, Germany, a municipality in the district of Rhein-Hunsrück in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Horn, Hamburg, a quarter in the borough Hamburg-Mitte, in the eastern part of Hamburg, Germany
  • Horn (Netherlands), a town in the Dutch province of Limburg, and a separate municipality until 1991
  • Horn, Oppland, a ferry docking point on the east side of lake Randsfjorden, Norway
  • Horn, Rutland, a civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England
  • Horn, Sweden, a locality situated in Kinda Municipality, Östergötland County, Sweden
  • Horn, Switzerland, a municipality in the district of Arbon in the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland, an exclave of Thurgau
  • Horn, Nebraska, a community in the United States
  • Horn Island, Queensland, one of the Torres Strait Islands
  • Horn River, a river in the Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Horn (Schwarzbach), a river in eastern France and southwestern Germany
  • The Horns (Colorado), a summit on Cheyenne Mountain




  • Corna, also called the "devil horns", a hand gesture with a vulgar meaning
  • Telephone, also known as "the horn"
  • Two-way radio, also known as "the horn"
  • Texas Longhorns, the sports teams of the University of Texas in Austin; sometimes shortened to "Horns"

Other uses[edit]

  • The Horns, Bull's Green, pub in Hertfordshire, England
  • Drinking horn, an animal horn that has been used as a drinking vessel in various cultures since antiquity
  • Cream horn, a pastry made with flaky or puff pastry, and whipped cream. Also can be done with meringue and it is called meringue horn
  • Horn (diacritic), a diacritic mark used to indicate that a normally rounded vowel such as o or u is to be pronounced unrounded
  • Sign of the horns, or the horns, a hand gesture
  • Horn Cable Television, a television channel in Somalia
  • The knob-like appendage attached to the pommel of a saddle
  • Horn antenna, a type of antenna shaped like a horn and also called "horn"
  • Glacial horn, a pyramid-shaped peak sculpted by glacial erosion
  • Control horn, a device that helps control the control surfaces of an aircraft
  • Horn (video game), a mobile game developed by Phosphor Games Studio

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