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klaxon Explained

klaxon at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"loud warning horn," 1910, originally of cars, said to have been named for the company that made them, probably based on Gk. klazein "to roar," cognate with L. clangere "to resound." ///

Klaxon at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] trademark [Date: 1900-2000; Origin: Klaxon, a trademark]// a loud horn that was fixed onto police cars and other official vehicles in the past//

Klaxon at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

63 Moby Thesaurus words for "Klaxon":
Mayday, SOS, air-raid alarm, alarm, alarm bell, alarm clock,
alarm signal, alarum, alert, all clear, beacon, blinking light,
boiler factory, boiler room, bull-roarer, burglar alarm, buzzer,
catcall, cherry bomb, clack, clacker, clapper, cracker, cricket,
crostarie, fiery cross, fire alarm, fire bell, fire flag,
firecracker, five-minute gun, flashing light, fog bell, fog signal,
foghorn, gale warning, hooter, horn, hue and cry,
hurricane warning, lighthouse, noisemaker, note of alarm,
occulting light, police whistle, rattle, rattlebox,
signal of distress, siren, small-craft warning, snapper,
steam whistle, still alarm, storm cone, storm flag, storm warning,
ticktack, tocsin, two-minute gun, upside-down flag, whistle,
whizgig, whizzer

Klaxon at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(BrE) a horn, originally on a motor vehicle, that makes a very loud sound as a warning

klaxon at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles [syn: {claxon}]

klaxon at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: rhymes » æksən


Inter: wikipedia » Vehicle horn#Klaxon|klaxon
Inter: en-nou » n
  • A loud electric horn or alarm.
    1. Inter: quote-book » year=1922|author=Category: w - :Michael Arlen|Michael Arlen|title=“Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days|chapter=3/5/1|url=|passage={{... she went so swiftly that he could only follow her to the door. The large shape of the car swallowed her up; and the car twisted softly around the little drive and away to the London road. Minutes later he heard its Klaxon, just one sharp keen, like the harsh cry of a sea-bird.}}
    2. Inter: quote-magazine »

    |author=Brad R. Torgersen
    |magazine=Analog Science Fiction & Fact
    |passage=Irenka was up front using the lavatory when the lights in the cabin went red and the klaxon sounded over the speakers.


    Inter: trans-top » A loud electric horn or alarm
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|喇叭|tr=lǎba|sc=Hani
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|klaxon|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Hupe|f
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|klakson
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|クラクション|tr=kurakushon|sc=Jpan
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|клаксон|m|tr=klaksón, Inter: t+ » ru|гудок|m|tr=gudók|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m



    * Inter: IPA » /klak.sɔ̃/|lang=fr


    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • horn Inter: gloss » of car

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    * klaxonner

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