sough

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verb \ˈsau̇, ˈsəf\

Definition of sough

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make a moaning or sighing sound

sough

noun

Examples of sough in a sentence

  1. <all night long the patient was soughing in her sleep>

Origin and Etymology of sough

Middle English swoughen, from Old English swōgan; akin to Goth gaswogjan to groan, Lithuanian svagėti to sound


First Known Use: before 12th century



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