Simple Definition of sigh
: 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
Examples of sigh
He sighed with relief when he saw that he passed the test.
The wind sighed through the trees.
“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
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
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