sigh


1sigh

verb \ˈsī\

: to take in and let out a long, loud breath in a way that shows you are bored, disappointed, relieved, etc.

: to make a sound like sighing

: to say (something) with a sigh

Full Definition of SIGH

intransitive verb
1
:  to take a deep audible breath (as in weariness or relief)
2
:  to make a sound like sighing <wind sighing in the branches>
3
:  grieve, yearn <sighing for days gone by>
transitive verb
1
:  to express by sighs
2
archaic :  to utter sighs over :  mourn
sigh·er \ˈsī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of SIGH

  1. He sighed with relief when he saw that he passed the test.
  2. The wind sighed through the trees.
  3. I may never see my old home again, she sighed.

Origin of SIGH

Middle English sihen, alteration of sichen, from Old English sīcan; akin to Middle Dutch versiken to sigh
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with SIGH

2sigh

noun

Definition of SIGH

1
:  an often involuntary act of sighing especially when expressing an emotion or feeling (as weariness or relief)
2
:  the sound of gently moving or escaping air <sighs of the summer breeze>

First Known Use of SIGH

14th century

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