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sniffle

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intransitive verb snif·fle \ˈsni-fəl\

Definition of sniffle

sniffled

sniffling

play \-f(ə-)liŋ\
  1. 1 :  to sniff repeatedly :  snuffle

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

sniffler

play \-f(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of sniffle in a sentence

  1. The children have been sniffling for a week now.

  2. In your family's eyes, she sniffled, I'm not good enough.

Origin and Etymology of sniffle

frequentative of sniff


First Known Use: 1632


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sniffle

noun snif·fle

Definition of sniffle

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

  2. 2 :  an act or sound of sniffling

Examples of sniffle in a sentence

  1. He couldn't stop his sniffles.

Circa 1825

First Known Use of sniffle

circa 1825



SNIFFLE Defined for English Language Learners

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sniffle

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intransitive verb snif·fle \ˈsni-fəl\

Definition of sniffle for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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sniffle

noun snif·fle

Definition of sniffle for English Language Learners

  • : an act or the sound of sniffling

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


SNIFFLE Defined for Kids

sniffle

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verb snif·fle \ˈsni-fəl\

Definition of sniffle for Students

sniffled

sniffling

  1. 1 :  to sniff repeatedly

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


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