[fog-hawrn, fawg-]
a deep, loud horn for sounding warning signals in foggy weather, as to ships.
a deep, loud voice.

1855–60; fog1 + horn Unabridged
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foghorn (ˈfɒɡˌhɔːn)
1.  a mechanical instrument sounded at intervals to serve as a warning to vessels in fog
2.  informal a loud deep resounding voice

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Example sentences
The foghorn sounded and the red lights flashed, but that should have been a warning.
The foghorn snort of a hippo warned us to avoid its channel.
The sounds have been likened to anything from approaching cavalry to a foghorn, but no one has known how they are made.
He is a politician who employs a foghorn rather than a dog whistle.
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