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snuffle

verb snuf·fle \ ˈsnə-fəl \

Definition of snuffle

snuffled; snuffling play \ˈsnə-f(ə-)liŋ\
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
: 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.

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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

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First Known Use of snuffle

1717

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SNUFFLE Defined for English Language Learners

snuffle

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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