snore

verb
\ ˈsnȯr How to pronounce snore (audio) \
snored; snoring

Definition of snore

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

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

transitive verb

: to spend (time) in snoring or sleeping

snore

noun

Definition of snore (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Other Words from snore

Verb

snorer noun

Examples of snore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb And so we are forced to snore our way through far too many scenes re-creating the break-in, reliving G. Gordon Liddy’s (Shea Whigham) insanity and enduring the queasy anguish of Dan Stevens’ John Dean, relieved only occasionally by Roberts’ Martha. Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2022 Around that time, staff said Lofton began to snore, Bennett's report says. Roxana Hegeman And John Hanna, USA TODAY, 20 Jan. 2022 Around that time, staff said Lofton began to snore, Bennett’s report says. NBC News, 28 Dec. 2021 The key is understanding what's causing you—or your loved one—to snore in the first place. Sarah Fielding, Health.com, 7 Oct. 2021 Pets, like people, can also snore and disrupt sleep, so be sure to take that into account, Breus said. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 5 Nov. 2021 Similarly, there may be certain things blocking or shrinking the airways and causing you to snore. Sarah Fielding, Health.com, 7 Oct. 2021 Family members said the girl snored in her sleep but was otherwise healthy. CBS News, 26 Feb. 2020 Paisley Cogsdill snored in her sleep but was perfectly healthy, relatives said, according to WHNS. Theresa Waldrop, CNN, 25 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That includes sleep analysis, continuous heart rate and snore detection, and a Sleep Score to see how refreshing your sleep was. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 That includes sleep analysis, continuous heart rate and snore detection, and a Sleep Score to see how refreshing your sleep was. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 This thrilling string of outcomes hardly seemed like what would happen when the postseason began with a relative snore. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 31 Jan. 2022 That includes sleep analysis, continuous heart rate and snore detection, and a Sleep Score to see how refreshing your sleep was. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 That includes sleep analysis, continuous heart rate and snore detection, and a Sleep Score to see how refreshing your sleep was. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 That includes sleep analysis, continuous heart rate and snore detection, and a Sleep Score to see how refreshing your sleep was. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 That includes sleep analysis, continuous heart rate and snore detection, and a Sleep Score to see how refreshing your sleep was. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 That includes sleep analysis, continuous heart rate and snore detection, and a Sleep Score to see how refreshing your sleep was. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of snore

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for snore

Verb

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

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Last Updated

10 May 2022

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More Definitions for snore

snore

verb
\ ˈsnȯr How to pronounce snore (audio) \
snored; snoring

Kids Definition of snore

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to breathe with a rough hoarse noise while sleeping

snore

noun

Kids Definition of snore (Entry 2 of 2)

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

snore

intransitive verb
\ ˈsnō(ə)r, ˈsnȯ(ə)r How to pronounce snore (audio) \
snored; snoring

Medical Definition of snore

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

snore

noun

Medical Definition of snore (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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