AskDefine | Define honk

Dictionary Definition

honk n : the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)


1 make a loud noise; "The horns of the taxis blared" [syn: blare, beep, claxon, toot]
2 use the horn of a car [syn: claxon]
3 cry like a goose; "The geese were honking" [syn: cronk]
4 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" [syn: vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, regurgitate, throw up] [ant: keep down]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. In the context of "transitive|intransitive": To use a car horn.
  2. To make a sound like a car horn.
  3. To make the sound of a goose.


to use a car horn
honk like a goose


  1. sound a car horn makes.
  2. sound a goose makes.


sound of a goose

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Honk can refer to:
  • A sound made by geese, brass instruments, or car horns.
  • Honk!, a musical retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling.
  • Honk (magazine), a comic strip publication from the 1980s.
  • HONK!, an annual festival of activist marching bands held in Somerville, Massachusetts.
  • HONK T1R4, a product that networks a group of car horns to play rhythms in a sequence.
  • HONK (hyperosmotic non-ketotic) acidosis.
  • Honk (band), a band from Southern California who recorded the soundtrack to Five Summer Stories.
honk in Dutch: Honk

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bay, beep, bell, blare, blast, blat, blow, blow the horn, bray, bugle, cackle, call, carol, caw, chatter, cheep, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, chuck, clack, clarion, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo, coo, croak, cronk, crow, cuckoo, drum, fanfare, flourish of trumpets, gabble, gaggle, gobble, guggle, hoo, hoot, peal, peep, pip, pipe, quack, roll, scold, shriek, sing, sound, sound a tattoo, sound taps, squawk, squeal, tantara, tantarara, taps, tarantara, tattoo, toot, tootle, trill, trumpet, trumpet blast, trumpet call, tweedle, tweet, twit, twitter, warble, whistle, wind
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