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honk

(hawngk),
1. In medical terms, a sound that can be likened to the call of a goose.
2. Sometimes specifically used to denote a sound of laryngeal origin made by vocal cords vibrating in a forced expiration because of a congenital vascular ring compressing the trachea.
[echoic]
A widely-transmitted precordial whoop, described as a high-pitched, musical, late systolic murmur in some patients with mitral valve prolapse (MVP), a sound attributed to resonation of the valve leaflets and chordae; non-honkers with MVP may be made to honk by having them stand or lean

honk

Pediatrics A widely-transmitted precordial whoop, described as a high-pitched, musical, late systolic murmur in some Pts with mitral valve prolapse–MVP, a sound attributed to resonation of the valve leaflets and chordae; non-honkers with MVP may be made to honk by having them stand or lean
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Waving large and small American flags and signs that read ``Respect the country and the troops,'' supporters cheered as motorists honked.
Though their numbers were small, they seemed to have a lot of support, judging by the numbers of motorists - including two fire engines - who honked their horns as they passed by the rally.
LANCASTER - A man apparently honked his horn to get deputies attention and then lead them on an eight-mile chase early Saturday morning that ended when he rammed two patrol cars, officials said.
Don Meredith, who acted as a decoy wearing jeans and a polo shirt, said a driver talking on a cell phone honked at him to get out of the way when he was walking in a crosswalk.
Gonzales honked her horn when she saw the Ford and tried to brake, but the cars collided, deputies said.
Even if it doesn't, the four seniors standing on the corner Sunday got the attention of hundreds of residents who honked their horns and rolled down their windows to shout their support.
Picked up by sheriff's deputies after people reported she was walking in the street as cars honked at her, Petronia Hernandez, 72, spent the night at Antelope Valley Hospital, where officials tried various sign languages and even drawing pictures to find out her name and address.