honk


1honk

verb \ˈhäŋk, ˈhŋk\

of a goose : to make a loud sound

of a horn : to make a loud sound

: to cause (a horn) to honk

Full Definition of HONK

intransitive verb
1
:  to make the characteristic cry of a goose
2
:  to make a sound resembling the cry of a goose
transitive verb
:  to cause (as a horn) to honk

Examples of HONK

  1. We could hear the geese honking overhead.
  2. I honked at the car in front of me.

Origin of HONK

imitative
First Known Use: circa 1835

Rhymes with HONK

2honk

noun

: the loud sound made by a goose; also : a similar loud sound

Full Definition of HONK

:  the characteristic cry of a goose; also :  a similar sound

Examples of HONK

  1. the honk of a horn

First Known Use of HONK

1854

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