snore

verb
\ˈsnȯr \
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

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Verb

snorer noun

Examples of snore in a Sentence

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To diagnose sleep apnea, a doctor would speak to you about any symptoms like excessive daytime sleepiness, snoring, waking up choking or gasping, or waking up with a dry mouth or headache, according to the Mayo Clinic. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "When Should You See a Doctor About Nightmares?," 3 Aug. 2018 When the fourth quarter was finally over, most of the country was snoring like Mr. Hebert. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "LeBron James Has Turned the NBA Into the ZZZ," 21 Oct. 2018 According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep apnea affects as many as 20 percent of people who snore, and about 4 percent of women between the ages of 30 and 60. Sarah Jio, Woman's Day, "8 Surprising Reasons You're Tired," 14 Jan. 2011 As recently as a generation ago, problems like these were considered an inconvenient quirk or a cohabitation liability, like snoring or night terrors. Ashley Fetters, Bon Appetit, "How Sleep Became a Wellness Fixation," 29 May 2018 And Lonnie stayed awake the whole night to capture his brothers snoring. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Lonnie Shelton, starter for Sonics’ 1979 NBA title winners, dies at age 62," 9 July 2018 The victim was still snoring so Gay cut a telephone cord and strangled her with it before stuffing her body into the trunk of her car, Bloom said. Lisa Maria Garza, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Ocala man strangled Marion County woman with phone cord, hid her in trunk, deputies say," 3 June 2018 Procedure Read the following list of words, or ask your partner to read the list aloud for you: bed, dreams, cozy, rest, night, tent, blanket, yawn, snore, nap. Science Buddies, Scientific American, "Memory Surprises," 17 May 2018 Warm, sleepy puppies that nuzzle their noses under your chin and snore sweetly. Lauren Ritchie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Lake up next to shut down retail stores selling puppies, and Orange should do it too," 4 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

His breaths then became snores and about a minute after the procedure began, all movement stopped. Time, "Houston's 'Ice Pick Killer' Executed in Texas for 1979 Rape and Murder," 29 June 2018 His breaths then became snores and about a minute after the procedure began, all movement stopped. Time, "Houston's 'Ice Pick Killer' Executed in Texas for 1979 Rape and Murder," 29 June 2018 His breaths then became snores and about a minute after the procedure began, all movement stopped. Time, "Houston's 'Ice Pick Killer' Executed in Texas for 1979 Rape and Murder," 29 June 2018 His breaths then became snores and about a minute after the procedure began, all movement stopped. Time, "Houston's 'Ice Pick Killer' Executed in Texas for 1979 Rape and Murder," 29 June 2018 Meanwhile, a German shepherd snores loudly in the background, which is hilarious; this the loudest and liveliest the monastery gets all day, and the dog is passed out. Nina Metz, chicagotribune.com, "Cloistered nuns in Rockford break with tradition to film 'Chosen' documentary," 23 May 2018 His breaths then became snores and about a minute after the procedure began, all movement stopped. Time, "Houston's 'Ice Pick Killer' Executed in Texas for 1979 Rape and Murder," 29 June 2018 His breaths then became snores and about a minute after the procedure began, all movement stopped. Time, "Houston's 'Ice Pick Killer' Executed in Texas for 1979 Rape and Murder," 29 June 2018 His breaths then became snores and about a minute after the procedure began, all movement stopped. NBC News, "Texas executes convicted killer whose attorneys proposed firing squad," 28 June 2018

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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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snore

verb

English Language Learners Definition of snore

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to breathe noisily while sleeping

snore

noun

English Language Learners Definition of snore (Entry 2 of 2)

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

: something that is dull and boring

snore

verb
\ˈsnȯr \
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

\ˈsnō(ə)r, ˈsnȯ(ə)r \
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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