klaxon

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1908, from Klaxon, trademark, based on Ancient Greek κλάζω (klazō, roar, make a sharp sound).

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klaxon (plural klaxons)

  1. A loud electric horn or alarm.
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, chapter 3/5/1, “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      [] 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.
    • 2010 Nov, Brad R. Torgersen, “Outbound”, Analog Science Fiction & Fact, volume 130, number 11, page 84: 
      Irenka was up front using the lavatory when the lights in the cabin went red and the klaxon sounded over the speakers.

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klaxon m (plural klaxons)

  1. horn (of car)

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