[hong-kee-tongk, hawng-kee-tawngk] /ˈhɒŋ kiˌtɒŋk, ˈhɔŋ kiˌtɔŋk/
a cheap, noisy, and garish nightclub or dance hall.
[hong-kee-tong-kee, hawng-kee-tawng-] /ˈhɒŋ kiˌtɒŋ ki, ˈhɔŋ kiˌtɔŋ-/ (Show IPA). of, relating to, or characteristic of a honky-tonk:
a honky-tonk atmosphere.
characterized by or having a large number of honky-tonks:
the honky-tonk part of town.
Music. noting a style of ragtime piano-playing characterized by a strict two-four or four-four bass, either contrapuntal or chordal, and a melody embellished with chords and syncopated rhythms, typically performed on a piano whose strings have been muffled and given a tinny sound.
verb (used without object)
to visit or frequent honky-tonks.
(US & Canadian, slang)
a style of ragtime piano-playing, esp on a tinny-sounding piano
a type of country music, usually performed by a small band with electric and steel guitars
(as modifier): honky-tonk music
“cheap night club,” by 1898, Southern U.S., of unknown origin. As a type of music played in that sort of low saloon, it is attested from 1921.
: his honky-tonking ended, naturally, at Filly’s, the urban cowboy saloon
[1894+; origin unknown]
[hon-uh-loo-loo] /ˌhɒn əˈlu lu/ noun 1. a seaport in and the capital of Hawaii, on S Oahu. [huh-wahy-ee, -wah-, -wah-yuh, hah-vah-ee] /həˈwaɪ i, -ˈwɑ-, -ˈwɑ yə, hɑˈvɑ i/ noun 1. a state of the United States comprising the N Pacific islands of Hawaii, Kahoolawe, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Niihau, and Oahu: a U.S. territory 1900–59; […]
[on-er-uh-buh l] /ˈɒn ər ə bəl/ adjective 1. in accordance with or characterized by principles of honor; upright: They were all honorable men. 2. of high rank, dignity, or distinction; noble, illustrious, or distinguished. 3. worthy of honor and high respect; estimable; creditable. 4. bringing honor or credit; consistent with honor. 5. (initial capital letter) […]
noun, Military. 1. a discharge from military service of a person who has fulfilled obligations efficiently, honorably, and faithfully. 2. a certificate of such a discharge.
noun, Heraldry. 1. any of the ordinaries believed to be among those that are oldest or that were the source of the other ordinaries, as the chief, pale, fess, bend, chevron, cross, and saltire.