honk

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 /hɒŋk/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
honk /hɑŋk, hɔŋk/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Animal Behaviorthe cry of a goose.
  2. any similar sound, as of an automobile horn.

v. 
  • to (cause to) give off a honk: [no object]geese honking in flight.[+ object]The driver honked his horn impatiently.
  • honk•er, n. [countable]

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    honk  (hongk, hôngk), 
    n. 
    1. Animal Behaviorthe cry of a goose.
    2. any similar sound, as of an automobile horn.

    v.i. 
  • to emit a honk.
  • to cause an automobile horn to sound:He drove up in front of the house and honked.

  • v.t. 
  • to cause (an automobile horn) to sound:The driver honked his horn impatiently.
  • Etymology:
    • imitative 1790–1800, American.


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    honk /hɒŋk/ n
    1. a representation of the sound made by a goose
    2. any sound resembling this, esp a motor horn
    3. Brit Austral slang a bad smell
    vb
    1. to make or cause (something) to make such a sound
    2. (intransitive) Brit
      a slang word for vomit
    3. Brit Austral slang to have a bad smell



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