What is another word for foghorn?

Pronunciation: [fˈɒɡhɔːn] (IPA)

A foghorn is a loud and deep sound used as a warning signal in foggy conditions to prevent accidents. There are several synonyms for the word foghorn, such as a horn, siren, alarm, klaxon, hooter, and whistle. A horn is a generic term used for any loud sound made for warning or signaling purposes. A siren, like a foghorn, generates a loud, piercing sound to alert people to potential danger. An alarm is a device that makes a loud noise to warn people in case of an emergency. A klaxon is a loud horn used in vehicles to alert other drivers of their presence. A hooter is another term that is often used as a synonym for a foghorn. A whistle is a sound made by blowing air through a device that produces a high-pitched noise.

What are the hypernyms for Foghorn?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for foghorn (as nouns)

What are the hyponyms for Foghorn?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Foghorn

A rough night is described, when the ship pitched and rolled so that people were thrown from their berths; days and nights when we crawled through dense fogs, our foghorn drawing answering warnings from invisible ships.
"The Promised Land"
Mary Antin
When I was elected, I do not think there was a single lighthouse, or fog signal, or foghorn, on the waters of Puget Sound, and I secured the establishment of quite a number of them.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs"
Orange Jacobs
The new arrival had a foghorn voice and used it in hearty volume in telling Mr. Files that his music was all right and mighty timely!
"When Egypt Went Broke"
Holman Day

Famous quotes with Foghorn

  • The monster cried out at the tower. The foghorn blew. The monster roared again. The foghorn blew. The monster opened its great toothed mouth, and the sound that came from it was the sound of the foghorn itself.
    Ray Bradbury

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