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English definition of “hoot”

hoot

noun [C]  /hut/ us  

hoot noun [C] (SOUND)

the sound an owl (= type of bird) makes, or a shout showing anger or amusement: There were some hoots from the audience at these so-called experts.

hoot noun [C] (AMUSING PERSON/THING)

infml an amusing person or thing: Matt’s a real hoot.

hoot

verb [I/T]  /hut/ us  

hoot verb [I/T] (MAKE SOUND)

to make the sound an owl makes, or to shout in anger or amusement: [I] He hooted with laughter.
(Definition of hoot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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