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snore

verb \ ˈsnȯr \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of snore

snored; snoring
: to breathe during sleep with a rough hoarse noise due to vibration of the soft palate
: to spend (time) in snoring or sleeping

snorer

noun

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Origin and Etymology of snore

Middle English snoren, fnoren; akin to Old English fnora sneezing, fnǣran to breathe heavily


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snore

noun

Definition of snore

1 : an act of snoring
2 : a noise of or as if of snoring

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First Known Use of snore

1605

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SNORE Defined for English Language Learners

snore

Definition of snore for English Language Learners

  • : to breathe noisily while sleeping


snore

Definition of snore for English Language Learners

  • : an act of snoring or the sound made when someone is snoring

  • : something that is dull and boring


SNORE Defined for Kids

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snore

verb \ ˈsnȯr \

Definition of snore for Students

snored; snoring
: to breathe with a rough hoarse noise while sleeping

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snore

noun

Definition of snore for Students

: an act or sound of breathing with a rough hoarse noise while sleeping

Medical Dictionary

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snore

intransitive verb \ ˈsnō(ə)r, ˈsnȯ(ə)r \

medical Definition of snore

snored; snoring
: to breathe during sleep with a rough hoarse noise due to vibration of the soft palate

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snore

noun

medical Definition of snore

1 : an act of snoring
2 : a noise of snoring


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