How to Pronounce hone?

Correct pronunciation for the word "hone" is [hˈə͡ʊn], [hˈə‍ʊn], [h_ˈəʊ_n].

"Hone" in context

Hone is a term derived from the Old English word hán and the German word honen meaning sharpen. It can refer both to an object used to sharpen blades and to the action of sharpening. To hone a blade is to rub it against an object hard enough to make it sharper. This can be done using a wet stone, called a hone stone, or a dry stone. When used by carpenters, the tool is often a flat metal piece with a handle. When used as a verb, hone means to sharpen or perfect something. In culinary circles, honing a knife means to maintain its sharpness.

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