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English noun: hoot

1. hoot (communication) a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)


Broader (hypernym)call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell

2. hoot (communication) a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt


Synonymsbird, boo, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razz, razzing, snort


Broader (hypernym)call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell

3. hoot (attribute) something of little value


SamplesHis promise is not worth a damn.
Not worth one red cent.
Not worth shucks.


Synonymsdamn, darn, red cent, shit, shucks, tinker's dam, tinker's damn


Broader (hypernym)ineptitude, worthlessness


English verb: hoot

1. hoot (communication) to utter a loud clamorous shout


SamplesThe toughs and blades of the city hoot and bang their drums, drink arak, play dice, and dance.


ExamplesYou can hear animals hoot in the meadows, The meadows hoot with animals


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter


Narrower (hyponym)grunt-hoot, pant-hoot

2. hoot (communication) utter the characteristic sound of owls


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter









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