Words at Play : Top 10 User-Submitted Words, Vol. 4

#10: Vuvuzela

Definition:

a long horn consisting of a straight tube made of aluminum or plastic that emits a loud monotone and that is often blown at sporting events as a rallying device

Example:

"Basketball's governing body said Monday the horns that provided the earsplitting buzz at World Cup soccer games will be banned from its tournament. The organizers said vuvuzelas used indoors could damage hearing and make it difficult to communicate on court." —¬†Brian Mahoney, Associated Press, August 2, 2010

Submitted by:

N.Z., MA, June 14, 2010

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