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

Definition of sough

intransitive verb

: to make a moaning or sighing sound

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Examples of sough in a Sentence

all night long the patient was soughing in her sleep

First Known Use of sough

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sough

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

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“Sough.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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