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CLAXON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does claxon mean? 

CLAXON (noun)
  The noun CLAXON has 1 sense:

1. a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles

  Familiarity information: CLAXON used as a noun is very rare.


CLAXON (verb)
  The verb CLAXON has 2 senses:

1. make a loud noise
2. use the horn of a car

  Familiarity information: CLAXON used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLAXON (noun)


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Meaning:

A kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

claxon; klaxon

Hypernyms ("claxon" is a kind of...):

horn (an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound)


CLAXON (verb)


Sense 1claxon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a loud noise

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

beep; claxon; honk; toot; blare

Context example:

The horns of the taxis blared

Hypernyms (to "claxon" is one way to...):

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "claxon"):

tootle (play (a musical instrument) casually)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2claxon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Use the horn of a car

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

claxon; honk

Hypernyms (to "claxon" is one way to...):

make noise; noise; resound (emit a noise)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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