how to pronounce honking


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the above transcription of honking is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

honking is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of honking in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… lots of people honking as they drive by …”

meanings of honking


  1. Having a bad smell.
  2. Alternative spelling of honkin'.


  1. Present participle of honk.


  1. A sound that honks.


  1. Alternative spelling of honkin'.

honking frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word honking occurs in english on average 1.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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