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English definition of “hoot”

hoot

noun     /huːt/
SOUND [C] a short sound made by an owl (= bird that hunts animals at night) or by a car horn (= warning equipment)Animal (non-human) sounds
a hoot of laughter a loud laughLaughing and smiling
FUNNY [no plural] informal something or someone that is very funny: The film was an absolute hoot.Humour and humorous
(Definition of hoot noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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