One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The characteristic grunting sound of a pig.
- ‘There were hundreds of them, all marching inexorably east, crunching their way across the tundra, emitting comical, guttural oinks.’
- ‘They all laughed, well, more like a series of grunts and oinks.’
- ‘This man, who lived on an immense land closure, was isolated, and, as a result, when ‘he fell ill, his weak cries could not be heard above the snorts and oinks of the pigs.’
Make an oink.
- ‘The faint oinking of some of his pigs could be heard, even through the walls of the store.’
- ‘A dog would bark, or a pig would oink and it wasn't entirely clear why.’
- ‘I was very taken by the man who oinked like a startled piglet when he laughed, which was virtually non-stop.’
- ‘Lavalais said he eats ‘anything that used to moo, cluck or oink - as long as it's cooked.’’
- ‘George can only quack, oink, moo, and meow.’
- ‘Corey took his finger and pulled up his nose to resemble a pig and went up into Al's face and oinked, and snorted.’
- ‘The pig trotted off, oinking quietly to itself.’
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