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Verb1.pant-hoot - communicate by hooting and panting, as of primates
hoot - to utter a loud clamorous shout; "the toughs and blades of the city hoot and bang their drums, drink arak, play dice, and dance"
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Chimpanzees use the pant-hoot call when they are excited or want to be social.
Pant-hoots are based on the rapid inhaling and exhaling of air, beginning in a low register and building toward a high-frequency climax.
Boehm and a colleague hope to conduct a four-year study in which they will look for rules governing turn-taking and attempt to identify specific pant-hoots given in reponse to preceding calls.