the cry of a goose.
any similar sound, as of an automobile horn.
to emit a honk.
to cause an automobile horn to sound: He drove up in front of the house and honked.
to cause (an automobile horn) to sound: The driver honked his horn impatiently.
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How to use honk in a sentence
It’s a booming track that hurtles brass instrumentals, car honks and metallic clangs at the listener as the members bulldoze their way from beginning to end.
Imagine stabbing at other fighters with your beak or using it to pick them up and throw them off the platform, taunting them with honks all the while.Press F for these fan favorites that ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ snubbed | Alyse Stanley, Jhaan Elker | October 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Instead of sending texts off into the void and hoping for a response, friends on honk communicate via messages that are shown live as you type, with no saved chat history and no send button.Honk introduces a real-time, ephemeral messaging app aimed at Gen Z | Sarah Perez | December 23, 2020 | TechCrunch
So I asked the driver to honk the horn, which he does, and Rod looks over.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
As cars approached a group of about 20 men and women, a cry went out: “honk your horn!”Ferguson Protesters Harass Black Police, Call for Darren Wilson’s Death | Justin Glawe | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A city bus rolls past; the driver gives a greeting honk and Furry waves.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis | Stanley Booth | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I took the photo and immediately noticed a nearby sign, which said “honk If You Love This Flag.”Pro-Confederate Protesters in Richmond Rally in Support of the Flag | Jamelle Bouie | November 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
That is, a honk and a tweet may lie near the heart of any easy listening.
The rattle of wagons may be heard distinctly, and the rumble of cars, with occasionally the honk of an automobile horn.Seeing Things at Night | Heywood Broun
Cleek had no opportunity to reply, for at that moment the quiet of the country was suddenly broken by the sharp honk!The Riddle of the Mysterious Light | Mary E. Hanshew
Out stepped the lordly James Edward and lifted head and wings with a troubled honk-a, honka.The Backwoodsmen | Charles G. D. Roberts
They stretched their long necks and the big gander uttered a questioning "honk!"Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's | Laura Lee Hope
The raucous voice of the peddler, the din of trucks, the honk of automobiles, the clatter of the city—all these are absent.Think | Col. Wm. C. Hunter
British Dictionary definitions for honk
a representation of the sound made by a goose
any sound resembling this, esp a motor horn
British and Australian slang a bad smell
to make or cause (something) to make such a sound
(intr) British a slang word for vomit
British and Australian slang to have a bad smell
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