sough

verb

ˈsau̇ How to pronounce sough (audio)
ˈsəf
soughed; soughing; soughs

intransitive verb

: to make a moaning or sighing sound
sough noun

Examples of sough in a Sentence

all night long the patient was soughing in her sleep

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sough was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Sough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sough. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

sough

verb
ˈsau̇ How to pronounce sough (audio)
ˈsəf
: to make a moaning or sighing sound
sough noun
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