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horning

noun

verb

Etymology summary

Probably because horns are blown at the shivaree.
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Horning
(Coordinates: 52.7°N 1.467°E)

an ancient village and parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 11 km2 and had a population of 1,033 in the 2001 census. Horning parish lies on the northern bank of the River Bure south of the River Thurne and is... (46 of 2229 words, 5 images)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

shivaree [Midwestern & Western U.S] | charivari [regional, synonym] | belling [regional, synonym] | horning [regional, synonym] | serenade [regional, synonym] | charivaris [regional, plural]

A noisy mock serenade for newlyweds. (6 of 226 words)

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horn | horned [past tense] | horning [present participle] | horns [3rd-person singular present] | Horn | Cape Horn | hornist [noun, related]

One of the hard, usually permanent structures projecting from the head of ... | A hard protuberance, such as an antler or projection on the head of a ... (27 of 313 words, 21 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations, 1 image)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

horn [verb] | horned [past tense] | horned in [past tense] | horning [present participle] | horning in [present participle] | horns [3rd-person singular present] | horns in [3rd-person singular present] | horn in [I/you/we/they, related]

horn in [intransitive, informal] to try to become involved in something that other people do not want you to be involved in (22 of 85 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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horn | horns [plural] | draw/pull in your horns | on the horns of a dilemma

[countable] the object in a car or other vehicle that makes a loud warning noise when you press it | [countable] one of the hard pointed parts that ... (27 of 195 words, 6 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/horn

Wiktionary:

horning

Present participle of horn. | The activity of blowing the horn of a train | The appearance of the Moon when increasing, or in the form of a crescent. (27 of 63 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/horning

horn | horned [past tense] | horning [present participle] | horns [3rd-person singular present] | keratin [synonym, sense-specific] | hooter [synonym, sense-specific] | klaxon [synonym, sense-specific] | funnel [synonym, sense-specific] | blower [British, synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[countable] A hard growth of keratin that protrudes from the top of the head of certain animals. | [uncountable] The hard substance from which animals' horns are made, sometimes used by man as a material for making various objects. | [countable] Any of... (41 of 216 words, 13 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

horn [musical instrument] | cor d'harmonie [French] | Waldhorn [German] | French horn [synonym]

the orchestral and military brass instrument derived from the trompe de chasse, a large circular hunting horn that appeared in France about 1650 and ... (24 of 525 words, 3 images)

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horn [musical instrument group] | Cor [French] | Horn [German]

in music, any of several wind instruments sounded by vibration of the player's tensed lips against a mouthpiece and primarily derived from animal ... (23 of 499 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/850132​/horn

horn [zoology]

in zoology, either of the pair of hard processes that grow from the upper portion of the head of many hoofed mammals. The term is also loosely applied ... (28 of 146 words, 2 images)

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New World Dictionary:

horn | Horn | hornless [adjective, related] | hornlike [adjective, related]

a hard, hollow, bony or keratinous, permanent projection that grows on the head of various hoofed animals, especially bovid ruminants ; an antler | ... (23 of 251 words, 17 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

horn | Horn | blow one's horn [sense-specific] | draw in one's horns [sense-specific] | on the horns of a dilemma [sense-specific] | Cape [sense-specific] | hunting horn, French horn, cor anglais [synonym, sense-specific] | horn balance [synonym, sense-specific] | acoustic horn [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

either of a pair of permanent outgrowths on the heads of cattle, antelopes, ... | the outgrowth from the nasal bone of a rhinoceros, consisting of a ... (26 of 863 words, 29 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/horn

Random House Dictionary:

horn | saddle horn [sense-specific9] | blow (or toot) one's own horn [sense-specific] | draw or pull in one's horns [sense-specific] | lock horns [sense-specific] | on the horns of a dilemma [sense-specific] | horn in [sense-specific] | French horn [sense-specific] | horns [sense-specific] | ...

one of the bony, permanent, hollow paired growths, often curved and ... | a similar growth, sometimes of hair, as the median horn or horns on the ... (26 of 596 words, 37 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/horn

Merriam-Webster:

horn | cornucopia [synonym, sense-specific] | cornet [synonym, sense-specific] | funnel [similar, sense-specific] | tube [similar, sense-specific] | horned [adjective, related] | hornedness [noun, related] | hornless [adjective, related] | hornlessness [noun, related] | ...

one of the usually paired bony processes that arise from the head of many ... | something resembling or suggestive of a horn: as ; one of the curved ... (28 of 398 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/horn

Oxford Dictionary:

horn | the Horn | toot | pull | horns | blow one's own horn | draw in one's horns | on the horn | on the horns of a dilemma | ...

a hard permanent outgrowth, often curved and pointed, found in pairs on the ... | a woolly keratinized outgrowth, occurring singly or one behind ... (23 of 385 words, 25 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/horn

Columbia Encyclopedia:

horn | antler

in zoology, one of a pair of structures projecting from the head of a hoofed animal, used chiefly as a weapon. In cattle, sheep, Old World antelopes, ... (27 of 189 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0824200​.html

French horn

brass wind musical instrument. Fundamentally a metal tube of narrow conical bore, it's curved into circles because of its great length. The horn ends ... (24 of 148 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0819658​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

horn [entry 1]

a hard, pointed, often curved part that grows from the top of the head of some animals, or the hard substance of which a horn is made (27 of 37 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/horn 1

horn [entry 2]

a device on a vehicle that is used to make a loud noise as a warning or signal to other people (21 of 36 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/horn 2

horn [entry 3]

a curved musical instrument made of metal, which is narrow at the end you blow down to make a sound, and wider towards the other end (26 of 34 words, pronunciations)

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Encarta Dictionary:

shivaree | shivarees [plural] | charivaris [British, plural] | horning [northeastern United States]

a noisy mock-serenade to wish newlyweds well, involving the banging of saucepans, kettles, and other objects (16 of 38 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735429​/definition​.html  [offline]

horn | horns [plural] | horned [past tense] | horning [present participle]

a device, e.g. in a car, that produces a loud noise as a warning or signal (often used in combination) | either of two permanent pointed projections ... (26 of 517 words, 18 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618727​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

horning [upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania, western New England]

Origin: Probably because horns are blown at the shivaree.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/horning

horn | horned [past tense] | horning [present participle] | horns [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English; see ker- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

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Online Etymology:

horn

First use: 1690s

Origin: [noun] Old English horn "horn of an animal", also "wind instrument" ... | [verb] "to furnish with horns", from "horn" (Noun). Earlier in figurative... (24 of 128 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

horn | horned [past tense] | horning [present participle] | horns [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English horn, horne, from Old English horn, from Proto-Germanic *hurną (compare West Frisian hoarn, Dutch hoorn, Low German Hoorn, horn, German Horn, Danish and Swedish... (26 of 58 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

horn | the Horn | toot | pull | horns

Origin: Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hoorn and German Horn, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin cornu and Greek keras

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/horn

New World Dictionary:

horn

Origin: Middle English from Old English, akin to German from Indo-European base *_er-, upper part of the body, head derives Latin cornu, Greek keras

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Merriam-Webster:

horn

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German horn, Latin cornu, Greek keras

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Collins Dictionary:

horn | Horn

Origin: Old English; related to Old Norse horn, Gothic haurn, Latin cornu horn

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/horn

Encarta Dictionary:

horn | horns [plural] | horned [past tense] | horning [present participle]

Origin: Old English, from Indo-European, "horn, head"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618727​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

horn | horned [past tense] | horning [present participle] | horns [3rd-person singular present]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "horn"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "horn"

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the Free Dictionary:

horning

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "horning"

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Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "horning" by speech synthesizer

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Horn

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Horn"

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YourDictionary Audio:

horning

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "horning"

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horn

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Collins Dictionary:

horn | Horn

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

horn | horns [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "horn"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/horn

horn [verb] | horned [past tense] | horned in [past tense] | horning [present participle] | horning in [present participle] | horns [3rd-person singular present] | horns in [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "horn"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

horn | horns [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "horn"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/horn

horn [verb] | horned [past tense] | horned in [past tense] | horning [present participle] | horning in [present participle] | horns [3rd-person singular present] | horns in [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "horn"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

horn [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "horn"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "horn"

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Google Dictionary:

horn | horns [plural] | horned [past tense] | horning [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "horn"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

horn

Audio: North American pronunciation of "horn"

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Horn

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freedictionary.org:

horn

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