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honk

 (hôngk, hŏngk)
n.
1. The raucous, resonant sound characteristic of a wild goose.
2.
a. A sound similar to a goose's honk: blew a loud honk on the bass saxophone.
b. The blaring sound of the horn on a motor vehicle.
v. honked, honk·ing, honks
v.intr.
To emit a honk.
v.tr.
To cause (a horn) to produce a honk.

[Imitative.]

honk′er n.
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honk

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

(hɒŋk, hɔŋk)
n.
1. the cry of a goose.
2. any similar sound, as of an automobile horn.
v.i.
3. to emit a honk.
4. to cause an automobile horn to sound.
v.t.
5. to cause (an automobile horn) to sound.
[1790–1800, Amer.; imitative]
honk′er, n.
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honk


Past participle: honked
Gerund: honking

Imperative
honk
honk
Present
I honk
you honk
he/she/it honks
we honk
you honk
they honk
Preterite
I honked
you honked
he/she/it honked
we honked
you honked
they honked
Present Continuous
I am honking
you are honking
he/she/it is honking
we are honking
you are honking
they are honking
Present Perfect
I have honked
you have honked
he/she/it has honked
we have honked
you have honked
they have honked
Past Continuous
I was honking
you were honking
he/she/it was honking
we were honking
you were honking
they were honking
Past Perfect
I had honked
you had honked
he/she/it had honked
we had honked
you had honked
they had honked
Future
I will honk
you will honk
he/she/it will honk
we will honk
you will honk
they will honk
Future Perfect
I will have honked
you will have honked
he/she/it will have honked
we will have honked
you will have honked
they will have honked
Future Continuous
I will be honking
you will be honking
he/she/it will be honking
we will be honking
you will be honking
they will be honking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been honking
you have been honking
he/she/it has been honking
we have been honking
you have been honking
they have been honking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been honking
you will have been honking
he/she/it will have been honking
we will have been honking
you will have been honking
they will have been honking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been honking
you had been honking
he/she/it had been honking
we had been honking
you had been honking
they had been honking
Conditional
I would honk
you would honk
he/she/it would honk
we would honk
you would honk
they would honk
Past Conditional
I would have honked
you would have honked
he/she/it would have honked
we would have honked
you would have honked
they would have honked
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.honk - the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)honk - the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
Verb1.honk - make a loud noisehonk - make a loud noise; "The horns of the taxis blared"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
tootle - play (a musical instrument) casually; "the saxophone player was tootling a sad melody"
2.honk - use the horn of a car
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise
3.honk - cry like a goose; "The geese were honking"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
4.honk - eject the contents of the stomach through the mouthhonk - eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
egest, excrete, eliminate, pass - eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
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Translations
قاقَة الأوزيُطْلِقُ بوق السيّارَه
gagagahoukattú tú
dytdyttetruttrutte
dudálgágogvadlibagágogás
flauta; gargagarg; flaut
gagenimasgagentisignalasspausti
kliedzienskliegttaurēšanataurēt
gá-gátú-tú
trobiti
tuta
kaz sesiklakson çalmakklakson sesi

honk

[hɒŋk]
A. VI [driver] → tocar la bocina, tocar el claxon (LAm); [goose] → graznar
B. N [of goose] → graznido m; [of horn] → bocinazo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

honk

[ˈhɒŋk]
n [car horn] → coup m de klaxon
vi [driver] → klaxonner
vt
to honk one's horn [driver] → klaxonnerhonky-tonk [ˈhɒŋkitɒŋk] n
(US) (= bar, club) → bastringue m
(= music) → musique f de bastringue
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

honk

n (of car)Hupen nt; (of goose etc)Schrei m
interj honk honktut, tut, tüt, tüt
vi
(car)hupen, tuten
(geese)schreien
(inf: = stink) → stinken
vt horndrücken auf (+acc)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

honk

[hɒŋk]
1. vi (car) → suonare il clacson; (goose) → schiamazzare
2. n (of horn) → colpo di clacson
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

honk

(hoŋk) noun
(a sound like) the cry of a goose or the sound of a motor-car horn.
verb
to make such a noise. Don't honk that horn any more – you'll disturb the neighbours.
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References in classic literature ?
Some dust had penetrated Bert's horn, and the result was a curious, amusing, wheezing sound had got into his "honk, honk." For the sake of merriment and glory he was making this sound as much as possible, and Edna was in fits of laughter in the trailer.
She would honk loudly the word" Clara," she would show you her back, and march downstairs.
Once, high in the air, looking for open water and ahead of the season, a wedged squadron of wild geese honked northwards.
Several times, when returning from the village at ten or eleven o'clock at night, I heard the tread of a flock of geese, or else ducks, on the dry leaves in the woods by a pond-hole behind my dwelling, where they had come up to feed, and the faint honk or quack of their leader as they hurried off.
Squirrels were chattering, birds singing, and overhead honked the wild-fowl driving up from the south in cunning wedges that split the air.
The NGO claims that Mumbai honks around 18 million times in an hour.
There are other forms of communication to help us navigate, ranging from honks and sirens, to hand signals and even bumper stickers.
These honks can have complex constructions; for example, four short honks followed by a long one mean "open your eyes" to warn someone who is not paying attention.
But the driver in the pickup truck behind me honks because he fears that my adherence to the sign will empower those inferior to him.
The husband continued driving, ignoring other drivers' honks for him to stop.
The abundance of brass instruments - and their characteristic "honks" - give the festival its name.