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snuffle

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verb snuf·fle \ˈsnə-fəl\

Definition of snuffle

snuffled

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snuffling

play \ˈsnə-f(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to snuff or sniff usually audibly and repeatedly

  3. 2 :  to breathe through an obstructed nose with a sniffing sound

  4. 3 :  to speak through or as if through the nose :  whine

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  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


First Known Use: circa 1600


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snuffle

noun snuf·fle

Definition of snuffle

  1. 1 snuffles plural :  sniffles

  2. 2 :  the act or sound of snuffling

  3. 3 :  a nasal twang

1717

First Known Use of snuffle

1717


SNUFFLE Defined for English Language Learners

snuffle

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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

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verb snuf·fle \ˈsnə-fəl\

Definition of snuffle for Students

snuffled

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snuffling

  1. :  to breathe noisily through a nose that is partly blocked


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snuffle

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noun snuf·fle

Definition of snuffle for Students

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



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