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- Rhymes: -æksən
klaxon (plural klaxons)
- A loud electric horn or alarm.
1922, Michael Arlen, chapter 3/5/1, “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days:
- […] 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.
A loud electric horn or alarm
- (intransitive) To produce a loud, siren-like wail.
klaxon m (plural klaxons)
- horn (of car)