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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this) v. - Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; Cry like a goose; Use the horn of a car; Make a loud noise.

Usage examples (34)
  • She stood on the street for what we call a honk and wave.
  • Kurt Vonnegut called it a "honk"; it was thought to be "British."
  • This morning we were up betimes, Mrs. Locock having ordained a bear "honk"!
  • It gave a couple of shrill squeaks which were answered by a noncommittal "honk" from one of the adults. for more
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  • The geese will "honk" (short, loud sound) if the "hunk" (slang for a well built man or woman) walks into the yard.
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