[ UK /hˈɒŋk/ ]
[ US /ˈhɑŋk, ˈhɔŋk/ ]
  1. use the horn of a car
  2. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night
    After drinking too much, the students vomited
    He purged continuously
  3. make a loud noise
    The horns of the taxis blared
  4. cry like a goose
    The geese were honking
  1. the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)
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How To Use honk In A Sentence

  • This is all captured in the toy sax sound that just honks the root note as if someone who can't really play the sax has been given one lesson and one take to give it their best shot.
  • The driver honked the horn of his car hoping to disperse the crowd in the street.
  • The music is the best thing about the film, which includes spirituals, work songs, a lullaby, and a great sequence in a saloon with honky-tonk jazz.
  • He pulled a grimy handkerchief from his pocket and let fly with a wet honk into the rag, then he looked at them with bleary eyes.
  • Driediger, worried the honks were interrupting the man's slumbers, went to speak with him.
  • Her credibility has lost out to her desperate desire to be liked, even if it is by bull-necked honkers in shirts made of the stars and stripes.
  • Stuart began offering what he called hillbilly rock,'' an amalgam of energized honky-tonk and rock 'n' roll that he rode well into the '90s. Boston.com Top Stories
  • Arriving at the pickup point early, she honked the horn and kept on honking until Peter finally appeared and descended from a high embankment on a slideway of fractured sandstone. From This Beloved Hour
  • “Next thing you know this honkey cracka will want to play Colonial!” Think Progress » State Rep. Compares Black Caucus to the KKK, Demands Membership
  • We're having good times again in old honky-tonk bars/Staying out late again, making love 'neath the stars," he sings. Album reviews: Willie Nelson, "Country Music" and Merle Haggard, "I Am What I Am"
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