Adjective "klaxons" definition and examples

(Klaxons may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈklaks(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

An electric horn or warning hooter.
  1. 'After all the excitement had died down and we were getting on with what we were doing beforehand, the fire klaxon sounded again.'
  2. 'Somewhere, off in the distance, a klaxon sounded and everyone around me started running.'
  3. 'Alarm klaxons started to sound throughout the corridors.'

More definitions

1. a loud electric horn, formerly used on automobiles, trucks, etc., and now often used as a warning signal.

More examples(as adjective)

"blarings can be klaxons."

Origin

(klaxon)Early 20th century: from the name of the manufacturing company.