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honk

verb \ ˈhäŋk , ˈhȯŋk \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

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 to honk
  • honk a horn

Examples of honk in a Sentence

  1. We could hear the geese honking overhead.

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

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Origin and Etymology of honk

imitative


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honk

noun

Definition of honk

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

Examples of honk in a Sentence

  1. the honk of a horn

Recent Examples of honk from the Web

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First Known Use of honk

1813


HONK Defined for English Language Learners

honk

verb

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


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

verb \ ˈhäŋk , ˈhȯŋk \

Definition of honk for Students

honked; honking
: to make a sound like the cry of a goose

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honk

noun

Definition of honk for Students

1 : the cry of a goose
2 : a loud sound like the cry of a goose
  • the honk of a horn


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