- the call of a wild goose
- any similar sound, as that of an automobile horn
Origin of honkechoic
to make any such sound
- to express by honking
- to sound (an automobile horn)
- The raucous, resonant sound characteristic of a wild goose.
- 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.
verbhonked, honk·ing, honks
To emit a honk.
To cause (a horn) to produce a honk.
Origin of honkImitative
(third-person singular simple present honks, present participle honking, simple past and past participle honked)
- (intransitive) To use a car horn.
- They stood and observed how long it took for the other cars to honk.
- (intransitive) To make a sound like a car horn.
- (intransitive) To make the sound of a goose.
- "Honk!" she said, beaming reassuringly through the window and flapping her arms.
- (informal) To vomit: regurgitate the contents of one's stomach.
- The sound produced by a typical car horn.
- The cry of a goose.
- Imitation of car horn, used, for example, to clear a path for oneself.