snortsnort1 /snɔːt $ snɔːrt/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1[intransitive, transitive]BREATHE to breathe air in a noisy way out through your nose, especially to show that you are annoyed or amused 🔊 ‘Certainly not, ’ he snorted.snort with 🔊 She snorted with laughter. 🔊 The horse snorted and stamped its hoof impatiently.2[transitive]MDD to take drugs by breathing them in through your nose → sniff 🔊 snorting cocaine→ See Verb table
snortsnort2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1BREATHEa loud sound made by breathing out through your nose, especially to show that you are annoyed or amused 🔊 He gave a loud snort. 🔊 There were snorts of laughter from the audience.2MDDa small amount of a drug that is breathed in through the nose 🔊 a snort of cocaine
Examples from the Corpus
snort• Barbara Coleman gave a snort of disgust.• She gave a snort, then a sigh.• Then, some yards away he heard a snort and the clink of metal.• She would wrinkle her nose, show all her teeth and give a little puff of a snort.• The hooves slammed out and with a snort of terror it hurtled off up the path followed by the others.• I took another snort and offered it to him.• Susskind gave a loud snort.• From the bushes came a lowsnort and the scraping of branches.• From the other side of the library came a loud unmistakablesnort -- it was the professor.gave ... snort• I had spoken in jest, but Challenger gave a contemptuous snort.• Barbara Coleman gave a snort of disgust.• Dempster gave a disgusted snort, and the man next to him at the bar looked round.• He gave a royal snort, either of disappointment or relief, and snapped his fingers for another round of wine.• Cliff, smaller and curly-haired, seated next to Ken, gave a snort of laughter.• She gave a snort, then a sigh.