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  • n. a mythical creature, said to inhabit Pennsylvanian forests and to dissolve into a pool of tears if captured


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  • Seconds Out is good (we used to play squonk), but Three Sides Live is crisper.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Favorite Live Album

  • As it charged it gave forth an unexpectedly farcical roar that Flinx could only describe as a squonk.

    Mid Flinx

  • The creativity and musicianship here is top-flight but also accessible, so you don't have to be an avant-squonk aficionado to appreciate it.

    Colorado Springs Independent

  • His wind power yields alternately a mellifluous run, a guttural riff or fuzzy, punctuated squonk.



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  • As we see from the quotes, though, there is another definition; it's some sort of amorphous, arhythmic music played mostly on rock instruments, I think. I've heard some of Captain Beefheart's stuff described with it. Based on the word, you can probably guess what it sounds like.

    March 7, 2012

  • A mythical beast that weeps continually at its own ugliness. When surprised it dissolves entirely into tears. (via

    January 10, 2010

  • Policy wonks?

    December 2, 2008

  • Are these similar to the legends of the wonks?

    December 1, 2008

  • have you seen a squonk's tears

    well look at mine

    December 1, 2008