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hoot +‎ -y


hooty (comparative hootier, superlative hootiest)

  1. Characterised by a hooting sound.
    • 1988, Peter Hugh Reed, American record guide: Volume 51
      Kegel has a distant, underpowered chorus and a dull orchestra. Tempos are too rushed for effect, and the interpretation is downright delicate - totally inappropriate. A hooty, scratchy soprano and a stiff baritone don't help.
    • 2008 March 18, Natalie Angier, “In Most Species, Faithfulness Is a Fantasy”, in New York Times[1]:
      Oh, there are plenty of animals in which males and females team up to raise young, as we do, that form “pair bonds” of impressive endurance and apparent mutual affection, spending hours reaffirming their partnership by snuggling together like prairie voles or singing hooty, doo-wop love songs like gibbons, or dancing goofily like blue-footed boobies.