In lang=en terms the difference between honk and dazzle
is that honk
is to make the sound of a goose while dazzle
is to be overpowered by light; to be confused by excess of brightness.
As verbs the difference between honk and dazzle
is that honk
is (intransitive) to use a car horn while dazzle
is to confuse the sight of by means of excessive brightness.
As nouns the difference between honk and dazzle
is that honk
is the sound produced by a typical car horn while dazzle
is a light of dazzling brilliancy.
As an interjection honk
(intransitive) To use a car horn.
To make a sound like a car horn.
To make the sound of a goose.
- They stood and observed how long it took for the other cars to honk .
(informal) To vomit: regurgitate the contents of one's stomach.
- "Honk! " she said, beaming reassuringly through the window and flapping her arms.
The sound produced by a typical car horn.
The cry of a goose.
To confuse the sight of by means of excessive brightness.
- Dazzled by the headlights of the lorry, the deer stopped in the middle of the street.
* Sir H. Taylor
- Those heavenly shapes / Will dazzle now the earthly, with their blaze / Insufferably bright.
(figuratively) To render incapable of thinking clearly; to overwhelm with showiness or brilliance.
- An unreflected light did never yet / Dazzle the vision feminine.
To be overpowered by light; to be confused by excess of brightness.
* Francis Bacon
- The delegates were dazzled by the originality of his arguments.
- An overlight maketh the eyes dazzle .
- I dare not trust these eyes; / They dance in mists, and dazzle with surprise.
A light of dazzling brilliancy.
(uncommon) A herd of zebra.
* 1958', Laurens Van der Post, ''The lost world of the Kalahari: with the great and the little memory'' (' 1998 David Coulson edition):
* 2009 , Darren Paul Shearer, In You God Trusts , page 176:
- We were trying to stalk a dazzle of zebra which flashed in and out of a long strip of green and yellow fever trees, with an ostrich, its feathers flared like a ballet skirt around its dancing legs, on their flank, when suddenly
* 2010 , Douglas Rogers, The Last Resort: A Memoir of Mischief and Mayhem on a Family Farm in Africa , page 22:
- Zebras move in herds which are known as "dazzles." When a lion approaches a dazzle of zebras during its hunt,
- I reached the lodge as a dazzle of zebras trotted across the dirt road into thorny scrub by the game fence, and a lone kudu gazed up at me from the short grass near the swimming pool.