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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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As soon as I hear the honk
behind me, I invariably step on the gas angrily.
A Canada goose, a real one, honks, then honks, then honks some more.
Which honks almost immediately afterwards and ranks as second bird.
The next time someone honks at you when you're three microseconds late in responding to a green light, or a car swerves in front of you because you overtook it three miles before, don't get upset.
With the advent of guns as a common American amenity, the risk of aggressive driving has escalated from a honk to a bullet.