Translation of hoot in Spanish:


grito, n.

Pronunciation /hut//huːt/


  • 1

    (of owl) grito masculine
    (of owl) ululato masculine
    (of train) silbido masculine
    (of train) pitido masculine
    • The song can sound like hoots and whistles, in a repeating pattern similar to that of a mockingbird or thrasher.
    • The sound of crickets, mosquitoes, and the occasional hoot of an owl pierced the deafening silence.
    • The sky darkened, and mysterious howls and hoots came from every direction.
    • To shouts of ‘coward’ and the hoot of the hunting horn, Rural Affairs Minister Alun Michael arrived at Kendal on Friday to deliver a keynote speech on rural services.
    • As copious steam clouds and sharp hoots pierce the morning calm, an air of excitement and expectation is palpable among those who have got into the coaches.
    • Silent at sea, these birds are the nosiest of the Auklets when in the breeding colonies, vocalizing with groans, low hoots, grunts, and barking calls.
    • And even if they do stagger, it's just from the bar to their car, which deprives them of miles of good staggering, a fun game of hide and seek with your destination and the gleeful hoots of passing motorists.
    • His 5 AM, noon, or midnight hoots coincided almost exactly with the passing of a Chicago police car.
    • They live and travel in small groups, communicating and expressing their moods with a variety of hoots, grunts, roars, and screams.
    • You're alerted to this fact by any one of a number of beeps, hoots and whistles, or by the more discreet vibrating option.
    • The howls of the wolves and the hoots of owls were the only things that they heard.
    • The procession made its lively way twice around the town, to the accompaniment of brass band music, the ear-splitting hoots of steam engines, The Velfrey Queen and Pride of Freystrop, and the applause of spectators.
    • She heard cricket chirps, the occasional owl hoot, and the sound of a nearby raccoon.
    • Although tawny owls are reputed to have a hoot, this one whistled, which is probably why it is often referred to in the books as a screech owl.
    • We never tired of the stunning view, and at night the sky was full of stars, the lights twinkled from houses dotted among the trees and olive groves and the only sound was the strange hoot of the little Scops owls.
    • He listened carefully, but only heard their footsteps, the light lapping of the water on the shore, and the screeching hoots and calls of any number of animals that lived in the Riverlands and the island.
    • The sounds merge with the occasional hoot of the Jungle Owlet.
    • This must be one of the few parts of the world where wine, walking and sea air are bound up with the hoot of the whistle and the hiss of the brakes.
    • I'm tired of their whistles and hoots and tweets.
    • The night was still and no sound was heard, apart from the occasional hoot of the owl, the master of the shadows.
    • He added that the police drivers are forced to use long hoots and use the siren unnecessarily to clear the traffic going in the front.
    • The hair at the back of her head rose to its ends as she heard the noises of the cicadas, hoots of owls and soft hissing as she ambled along.
    • It was only when Paisley caused merriment by referring to a hoot of the ship's horn as ‘the Pope blowing his nose’ that Reynolds made a break for it and ran for his life.
    • Various yelps, hoots, screams, squawks, and other vocalizations are used by many species of primates and birds to herald the approach of predators to relatives and other members of the same species.
    • The animals of the desert call to each other, muffled hoots and howls in the darkness.
    • Occasionally hoots, screams and other nocturnal noises interrupted our sleep.
    • And the hoots and screeches they make while doing so are the most horrifying noises I've ever heard.
    • A northerly wind rustled in her hair, carrying the sounds of the night, the hoots and calls of young and old birds alike, the guttural calls of larger animals.
    • She heard the hoot of a night bird telling her it was nighttime.
    • There was the sound of thunder and of game shooting and the hoot and whistle of steam trains.
    • If I see anything, I have a list of people to ring around and they ring other people and alert people with hoots of their car horn.
  • 2

    hoots of laughter risotadas feminine
    • hoots of derision abucheo
    • to be a hoot ser un relajo

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (owl) ulular
    (train) pitar
    (train) silbar
    (car/driver) tocar el claxon
    (driver/car) tocar la bocina
    (car/driver) pitar
    • One Saturday evening in Sao Tome town, quiet but for the odd hooting of horns from truck-loads of people going to a wedding reception, a group of lads beckoned me to join them on the street corner.
    • From a nearby station, arriving and departing trains hooted at regular intervals.
    • In the narrow road, tut-tut taxis hooted at each other.
    • Somewhere an owl hooted, and Dwayn's face seemed to get a little redder in the night.
    • Usually Mr. Glinner found forests to be alive with activity; chirping crickets, hooting owls, hunting mountain lions, and hungry bears.
    • Have any of these people an idea how irritating and stressful the hooting of cars can be?
    • In countries all around the world we hear the hooting of horns but have you ever stopped to think what it all means?
    • Fans had chanted Maradona's name while passing buses and cars had hooted their horns since his arrival.
    • In the distance, he could hear wolves barking, even closer, owls hooting.
    • At Gore's residence in Washington DC, car horns hooted, signalling their approval of the decision as the vice president heard the news with his wife, Tipper.
    • Owls hooted in the treetops, while other nocturnal animals came out to forage for food.
    • A very large number of followers attended both games and followed the winners in both games with horns hooting to Bunclody.
    • A flock of owls swooped through her tower lands, hooting shrilly.
    • An owl hooted softly, and Rick's nose caught the smell of honeysuckle.
    • A owl hooted in the distance and the crickets chirruped.
    • Several members of staff at County Hall, one of them a cripple, had to scatter while crossing Penrhyn Road because a car, hooting loudly, was coming towards them at a fast pace.
    • Horns hooting and cheers of joy filled the air in the popular fishing harbour, which has really been put on the map because of the Diva's success.
    • Can they recall the siren that called the men to work daily and hooted also to conclude the end of a day's work?
    • Even prisoners going in and out of Strangeways have been banging on the van windows as they've passed by and we've had police cars and fire engines hooting us too.
    • Immediately after the match ended, hooting cars filled the Avenue des Champs-Elysees, a modern tradition whenever there is cause to celebrate.
    • He stopped at the edge of the garden and waited for a few moments; an owl hooted in the forest and the man crouched low, swiftly crossing the short distance to the forest.
    • Passing cars hooted as the march wound its way around two blocks and back again.
    • A van and a car waiting behind me finally hooted with impatience so I grasped the wheel with both hands and slid between some cyclists, a Smart car, a Ford Focus, a moped and two pedestrians to the safety of the other side.
    • As the cavalcade of over 25 cars passed through Glenade that evening, the sheep in McGloin's meadow huddled together bewildered by the hooting horns and flashing lights.
    • The Dr. turned on his electric train that beeped, whistled, hooted, and howled around the table.
    • An owl hooted above us as we walked through the forest.
    • There has been a stream of people coming to stand on the picket, most cars hoot in solidarity against the war.
    • Then he hooted twice, and began to roll it up to fit perfectly inside the little metal tube, careful not to put dents in the side from his beak.
    • An owl hooted somewhere on the edge of the woods surrounding the farm.
    • While police presence was a deterrent to hooliganism at the beach or Island grounds where the trade fair is being held, the same could not be said about the MTC buses with footpath travel and it was a day of endless hooting of horns.
    • What I assumed were owls hooting through the trees turned out to be wolves.
    • The odd flying fox glided over the valley and owls hooted in the distance.
    • Early Indian horror films tended to make use of creaking doors, hooting owls, whining dogs and howling winds - similar to the tools used by Britain's famed House of Hammer.
    • The most important thing is that this is a place where you can still hear the owls hoot at night.
    • I was interrupted by the hooting of a car, I turned trying to eye up the cars speculatively.
    • Crickets chirped, owls hooted, and cicadas caterwauled in screechy harmony.
    • If we were seated around a fire and an owl hooted or a bush-baby cried in the dark, witchcraft was blamed and the narration of folk tales was abandoned.
    • As I padded gently through the crispy grass alongside Davis, I picked up on the sound of an owl hooting softly in the distance.
    • The only sound to be heard was the quiet whistling of the wind through the trees and the occasional owl hooting somewhere off in the distance.
  • 2

    morirse de (la) risa
    matarse de (la) risa
    desternillarse (de risa)
    • ‘We hooted with laughter,’ says 17-year-old Ross Archibald.
    • Audiences in Bombay's derelict Art-Deco cinema halls often hoot and whistle when their hero vanquishes a villain.
    • Landon slapped his knee and hooted with laughter.
    • French fans hooted at her again on Thursday when she questioned calls or bounced her racquet in frustration.
    • The crowd was on its feet hooting and yelling about it.
    • They started whistling and hooting and yelling at me in Spanish.
    • Anyway, she told this joke that I thought was so funny I hooted with laughter, which was quite embarrassing as the rest of the audience only tittered politely.
    • And the audience claps and hoots instinctively every time such muscle-flexing occurs.
    • The entire class hooted with laughter, and poor Mr Abbott just looked a bit confused.
    • We're shrieking and yelling and hooting and clapping and stomping - telling this man just how much we love him.
    • It always made Norman hoot with laughter no matter how many times I read it.
    • Her friends started clapping loudly, hooting and hollering as Scarlet just blushed.
    • Captain Ed, J. B. Doubtless and I all hooted at that scenario.
    • We know precisely why most people will wish to see it, and it has a whole lot more to do with urges to hoot and jeer and taunt than with any sober discharging of civil responsibilities.
    • Why should I care if your wife hoots in derision at my sock-clad feet?
    • The whole group hooted and cheered loudly, the guys were whooping at Cindy.
    • Moving to the rhythm, Jason starting dancing in a slow sexy way; this made Rebecca and Kale hoot and laugh even more.
    • Please read the article while endeavoring not to laugh, chortle, snicker, hoot or whistle.
    • In response, the crowd cheered and at times even hooted its approval.
    • They screamed, jeered and hooted at the screen.
  • 3

    the crowd hooted at the speaker la multitud abucheó al orador
    • Somebody came up with this at a brainstorming meeting and nobody else had the good sense to hoot it down then.
    • Lots of advertisers, I predict, will buy time and space from YouTube, only to have users hoot it down.
    • Aircraft altitude and noise control measures were brought to the City Council, although the audience hooted it down and the resolution was not adopted.
    • When they tried to speak, however, the crowd hooted them down with cries of ‘We want Teddy’'.
    • Why should we not apply this argument to the idiosyncrasy of a nation, and pause in our haste to hoot it down?
    • Some thirty years ago when I suggested at Boeing that software should be distributed in source-code form, the idea was hooted down and rejected out of hand.
    • As a result it appeared that we were somehow forcing the proposal down their throats, and members hooted it down.

transitive verb

  • 1British

    Motor vehicles
    tocarle la bocina a
    tocarle el claxon a
    pitarle a
    to hoot the horn tocar el claxon / la bocina
  • 2

    (speaker/performer) abuchear