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honk

Pronunciation: hawngk

Definition:

  1. In medical terms, a sound that can be likened to the call of a goose.
  2. Sometimes specifically used to denote a sound of laryngeal origin made by vocal cords vibrating in a forced expiration because of a congenital vascular ring compressing the trachea.

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