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noun [countable] hoot pronunciation in British English /huːt/
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  1. a short loud sound made by people who are laughing or criticizing something

    hoots of derision from the audience

    1. a.
      a short loud sound made by the horn of a car or other vehicle, especially as a warning

      They heard the long hoot of a train whistle.

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    2. b.
      the deep sound that an owl makes
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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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