Definition of bullhorn in English:



North American
  • An electronic device for amplifying the sound of the voice so it can be heard at a distance; a megaphone.

    • ‘In the distance, a bullhorn sounded, and we caught our first glimpse of a three-story ship ambling in from the ocean.’
    • ‘The desk clerk at the hotel lied to the representative and claimed there were no picketers, but the customer service representative could hear the bullhorns over the phone.’
    • ‘As we drew closer to the meet-up zone, I began to hear cheering and bullhorns.’
    • ‘‘We have you surrounded,’ comes a voice through a bullhorn.’
    • ‘‘Be silent, be calm,’ he told the panicky crowd, speaking in a reassuring voice over his bullhorn.’
    • ‘A man called out to her, his voice distorted by the bullhorn he was using.’
    • ‘Where Martinez and Pereya had a worker communication network organized by production line, the Amarillo workers had a bullhorn and a Peavey amplifier on the back of a pickup truck.’
    • ‘He had an amplified bullhorn in one hand and a genuine, polished ram's horn in the other as he improvised chants.’
    • ‘I left the gift on the teacher's desk (alongside the multitude of gifts the other kids had brought in this morning) and as I reached my car, I could hear the principal outside on a bullhorn, calling out student names.’
    • ‘‘Move aimlessly,’ a woman on bullhorn directed, and the group moved on.’
    • ‘As an activist, sticker-plastered bullhorn in hand, he has led hunger strikes and helped organize protests against the National Hydrological Plan throughout Spain.’
    • ‘Confident, bullhorn in hand, Nagesh has not strayed from his trademark lack of slick editing and fast camera movements in the sequel.’
    • ‘The police are outside, making various demands by bullhorn.’
    • ‘Hill could hear Rescorla issuing orders through the bullhorn.’
    • ‘Rob was still poised uncertainly on the doorstep, held at bay either by Kim's urgent stare or Bill's bullhorn.’
    • ‘This just happened to be Freddy's Dave Duncan day, and with bullhorn in hand Double D would have been proud.’
    • ‘A young native man stood up in the back of a pickup truck, bullhorn in hand.’
    • ‘I was sitting in my dining room working on my writing when I thought heard someone outside speaking on a bullhorn.’
    • ‘Events requiring the use of amplified sound, such as microphones or bullhorns, are restricted to certain areas and times.’
    • ‘When Judge Diane Wild calls the whole thing off, she has to use a bullhorn so that the moose and curlers can hear her all the way down in the valley.’