Definition of oink in English:

oink

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Pronunciation: /ɔɪŋk
 
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noun

  • The characteristic grunting sound of a pig.
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    • They all laughed, well, more like a series of grunts and oinks.
    • There were hundreds of them, all marching inexorably east, crunching their way across the tundra, emitting comical, guttural oinks.
    • This man, who lived on an immense land closure, was isolated, and, as a result, when ‘he fell ill, his weak cries could not be heard above the snorts and oinks of the pigs.

verb

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  • Make an oink.
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    • The pig trotted off, oinking quietly to itself.
    • Corey took his finger and pulled up his nose to resemble a pig and went up into Al's face and oinked, and snorted.
    • A dog would bark, or a pig would oink and it wasn't entirely clear why.

Origin

1940s: imitative.

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