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hootnoun [C]

uk   /huːt/  us   /huːt/
a ​short, ​loud, high ​sound: She gave three ​short hoots on the ​carhorn. He gave a hoot oflaughter/​derision.
the ​sound an ​owl makes

hootverb

uk   /huːt/  us   /huːt/
[I or T] to make a ​shortloud high ​sound: She hooted her ​horn at the ​dog in the ​road. He hooted withlaughter.
[I] to make the ​sound that an ​owl makes
(Definition of hoot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hootnoun [C]

 us   /hut/
  • hoot noun [C] (SOUND)

the ​sound an ​owl (= ​type of ​bird) makes, or a ​shoutshowinganger or ​amusement: There were some hoots from the ​audience at these ​so-calledexperts.
  • hoot noun [C] (AMUSING PERSON/THING)

infml an ​amusingperson or thing: Matt’s a ​real hoot.

hootverb [I/T]

 us   /hut/
  • 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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