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Pronunciation: /ˈklaks(ə)n

Definition of klaxon in English:


An electric horn or warning hooter: the tug blew its klaxon three times
More example sentences
  • As a police helicopter thundered overhead, many of the demonstrators sounded klaxons and blew horns to make their point.
  • After all the excitement had died down and we were getting on with what we were doing beforehand, the fire klaxon sounded again.
  • Somewhere, off in the distance, a klaxon sounded and everyone around me started running.


early 20th century: from the name of the manufacturing company.

Words that rhyme with klaxon

flaxen, Jackson, Sachsen, Saxon, waxen

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Word of the day colloquy
Pronunciation: ˈkɒləkwi
a conversation