singultient

adjective
sin·​gul·​ti·​ent | \ siŋˈgəltēənt \

Definition of singultient

archaic
: sobbing wakes with a deep-drawn singultient breath— Lewis Morris

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History and Etymology for singultient

Latin singultient-, singultiens, present participle of singultire to sob, hiccup, from singultus sob, hiccup

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“Singultient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/singultient. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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