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noun [countable]     hoot pronunciation in British English
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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.
      Sound effect the deep sound that an owl makes
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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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