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sough

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intransitive verb \ˈsau̇, ˈsəf\

Definition of sough

  1. :  to make a moaning or sighing sound

sough noun


Examples of sough

  1. <all night long the patient was soughing in her sleep>



Origin of sough

Middle English swoughen, from Old English swōgan; akin to Gothic gaswogjan to groan, Lithuanian svagėti to sound


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with sough


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