1 an utterance made by exhaling audibly [syn: suspiration]
2 a sound like a person sighing; "she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees"
1 heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily; "She sighed sadly" [syn: suspire]
2 utter with a sigh
Etymologysihen from sīhen, from sīcan
- A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued, frustrated, or grieved; the act of sighing.
- Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lament.
- (cockney slang) A person with boredom
a deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued, frustrated, or grieved; the act of sighing
figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lament
(cockney slang) a person with boredom
- ttbc Dutch: zucht
- ttbc French: soupir
- ttbc German: Seufzen
- ttbc Italian: sospiro
- ttbc Romanian: oftat
- ttbc Spanish: suspiro
- ttbc Swedish: suck
- ttbc Telugu: నిట్టూర్చు (niTToorchu)
- To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible respiration, especially as the result or involuntary expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, frustration, or the like.
- Hence, to lament; to grieve.
- To make a sound like sighing.
- To exhale (the breath) in sighs.
- To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.
- To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.
- To express frustration.
to inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it
to make a sound like sighing
to exhale (the breath) in sighs
to utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over
to express frustration
- A sigh is an exhalation of air, through stress, boredom, relief, or disappointment.
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