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snort

snort

 
 
pronunciation:
snort
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: snorted, snorting, snorts
definition 1: to push air through the nose in a noisy, rough, and forceful way.
The horse snorted into the oats.
definition 2: to make a sudden, harsh sound to express annoyance, scorn, contempt, or other negative feelings.
She snorted in anger.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a loud, rough sound produced by forcing air violently through the nose.
He let out a snort of disgust when he heard his team had lost.
definition 2: a sound that is similar to this.
We could hear the snort and sputter of the motor from inside the house.
derivations: snortingly (adv.), snorter (n.)
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