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1sniffle

intransitive verb snif·fle \ˈsni-fəl\

: to repeatedly take air into your nose in short breaths that are loud enough to be heard because you are sick or have been crying

: to say (something) while crying or sniffling

snif·fledsnif·fling \-f(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of SNIFFLE

1
:  to sniff repeatedly :  snuffle
2
:  to speak with or as if with sniffling
snif·fler \-f(ə-)lər\ noun
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Examples of SNIFFLE

  1. The children have been sniffling for a week now.
  2. In your family's eyes, she sniffled, I'm not good enough.

Origin of SNIFFLE

frequentative of sniff
First Known Use: 1632

Rhymes with SNIFFLE

2sniffle

noun

: an act or the sound of sniffling

the sniffles : a slight or mild cold that causes you to sniffle a lot

Full Definition of SNIFFLE

1
plural :  a head cold marked by nasal discharge
2
:  an act or sound of sniffling

Examples of SNIFFLE

  1. He couldn't stop his sniffles.

First Known Use of SNIFFLE

circa 1825

Rhymes with SNIFFLE

SNIFFLE Defined for Kids

sniffle

verb snif·fle \ˈsni-fəl\
snif·fledsnif·fling

Definition of SNIFFLE for Kids

1
:  to sniff repeatedly
2
:  to speak with sniffs <The child sniffled about where it hurt.>

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