the driver blipped his horn


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He had been in the passing lane. Now he signaled right and slipped into the travel lane again. He let his speed drop to forty-five, then to forty. A small sports car passed him and the driver blipped his horn at Andy in irritated fashion as he went by.
Source: Firestarter by Stephen King

Do you actually beep a horn or blip a horn? What does blip a horn mean and how is it different from beep a horn?

Thank you.
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    I imagine a "blip" is a very quick "bleep", which is a "beep" or "honk" or...there are probably other words.
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