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English definition of “hoot”

hoot

noun [C]     /huːt/
a short loud high sound : She gave three short hoots on the car horn . He gave a hoot of laughter / derision .Sounds made by objects, movement or impact the sound an owl makesAnimal (non-human) sounds
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