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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Other words from snore

Verb

snorer noun

Examples of snore in a Sentence

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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 Sleep Number has, for years, touted its technology that lets partners raise and lower the opposite side of the bed if someone is snoring. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Would You Pay $20,000 for a Bed That Could Help You Stop Snoring?," 12 Jan. 2018 Behind Dolores, Roberto had fallen asleep on the couch and was snoring gently. Gabriel Thompson, Longreads, "Coachella, Underground," 12 Apr. 2018 The patient may snore loudly and stop breathing for short periods of time. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Apnea woes? New implanted device may restore uninterrupted sleep," 27 Mar. 2018

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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 His breaths then became snores and about a minute after the procedure began, all movement stopped. CBS News, "Texas executes Danny Paul Bible for 1979 rape, murder in Houston," 28 June 2018 Enjoy another snore-tastic NBA Finals between the Warriors and Cavaliers, suckers! Jason Gay, WSJ, "From Paris, With Sloane Stephens, Rafa Nadal—and Cold Rosé," 8 June 2018 Sleeping next to each other may be important to some couples, but cumbersome to others if one partner snores or tosses and turns. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Luxury Homes Now Come With Separate Master Bedrooms For Couples Who Want To Sleep Apart," 21 Mar. 2017

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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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More Definitions for snore

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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