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snuffle

verb snuf·fle \ ˈsnə-fəl \

Definition of snuffle

snuffled; snuffling play \ˈsnə-f(ə-)liŋ\
intransitive verb
1 :to snuff or sniff usually audibly and repeatedly
2 :to breathe through an obstructed nose with a sniffing sound
3 :to speak through or as if through the nose :whine
transitive verb
:to seek or test by or as if by repeated sniffs

snuffler

play \ˈsnə-f(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of snuffle in a Sentence

  1. The child was snuffling in his room.

Origin and Etymology of snuffle

akin to Dutch snuffelen to snuffle — more at snivel


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snuffle

noun

Definition of snuffle

1 snuffles plural :sniffles
2 :the act or sound of snuffling
3 :a nasal twang

First Known Use of snuffle

1717


SNUFFLE Defined for English Language Learners

snuffle

verb

Definition of snuffle for English Language Learners

  • : to breathe loudly because you have a cold or have been crying


SNUFFLE Defined for Kids

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snuffle

verb snuf·fle \ ˈsnə-fəl \

Definition of snuffle for Students

snuffled; snuffling
:to breathe noisily through a nose that is partly blocked

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snuffle

noun

Definition of snuffle for Students

:the sound made in breathing through a nose that is partly blocked


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