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honk

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verb \ˈhäŋk, ˈhȯŋk\

Definition of honk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make the characteristic cry of a goose

  3. 2 :  to make a sound resembling the cry of a goose

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause (as a horn) to honk

Examples of honk in a sentence

  1. We could hear the geese honking overhead.

  2. I honked at the car in front of me.

Origin and Etymology of honk

imitative


First Known Use: circa 1835


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honk

noun

Definition of honk

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

Examples of honk in a sentence

  1. the honk of a horn

1854

First Known Use of honk

1854


HONK Defined for English Language Learners

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honk

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verb \ˈhäŋk, ˈhȯŋk\

Definition of honk for English Language Learners

  • of a goose : to make a loud sound

  • of a horn : to make a loud sound

  • : to cause (a horn) to honk


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honk

noun

Definition of honk for English Language Learners

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


HONK Defined for Kids

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honk

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verb \ˈhäŋk, ˈhȯŋk\

Definition of honk for Students

honked

honking

  1. :  to make a sound like the cry of a goose


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honk

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noun

Definition of honk for Students

  1. 1 :  the cry of a goose

  2. 2 :  a loud sound like the cry of a goose <the honk of a horn>


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