- (Judaism) a ram"s-horn trumpet
Etymology: From the Hebrew (shofar, horn).
- 1985: Thaddeus the fluteplayer had, it seems, found a ram"s horn or , and he was blowing this not in the normal manner of an angry summons but so as to produce a melody of four notes, like a camp call to dinner or parade. " Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked
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