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sniffle

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intransitive verb snif·fle \ˈsni-fəl\

Simple Definition of sniffle

  • : 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

Full Definition of sniffle

snif·fledsnif·fling play \-f(ə-)liŋ\

  1. 1 :  to sniff repeatedly :  snuffle

  2. 2 :  to speak with or as if with sniffling

snif·fler play \-f(ə-)lər\ noun

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


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sniffle

noun snif·fle

Simple Definition of sniffle

  • : 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. 1 plural :  a head cold marked by nasal discharge

  2. 2 :  an act or sound of sniffling

Examples of sniffle

  1. He couldn't stop his sniffles.



Circa 1825

First Known Use of sniffle

circa 1825



SNIFFLES Defined for Kids

sniffles

noun plural snif·fles \ˈsni-fəlz\

Definition of sniffles

  1. :  a common cold in which the main symptom is a runny nose




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