shofar or shophar [shoh-fer; Sephardic Hebrew shaw-fahr; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-fuh r, shoh-fahr]
noun, plural shofars Hebrew, shofroth, shofrot, shofros [Sephardic Hebrew shaw-frawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-frohs, shoh-frohs]. Judaism.
1. a ram's horn blown as a wind instrument, sounded in Biblical times chiefly to communicate signals in battle and announce certain religious occasions and in modern times chiefly at synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Can be confused
Origin: First recorded in 1860-65, shofar is from the Hebrew word shōphār
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