\ ˈhwē-zē How to pronounce wheezy (audio) , ˈwē-\
wheezier; wheeziest

Definition of wheezy

1 : inclined to wheeze
2 : having a wheezing sound a wheezy cough the wheezy call of a phoebe

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Other Words from wheezy

wheezily \ ˈhwē-​zə-​lē How to pronounce wheezily (audio) , ˈwē-​ \ adverb
wheeziness \ ˈhwē-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce wheeziness (audio) , ˈwē-​ \ noun

Examples of wheezy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Others expressed how spooked out and uncomfortable they were made by Glover's transformation and wheezy voice on social media. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Donald Glover Stayed in Whiteface the Entire Time on Set During the Filming of Latest 'Atlanta' Episode," 9 Apr. 2018 The Versa is basic transportation, and its wheezy four-cylinder powertrain reflects this. Car and Driver, "2018 Nissan Versa," 29 Mar. 2018 Sparky's wheezy baritone voice is loud and grating. Mike Sager, Esquire, "The Life of a Clown," 4 June 2015

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First Known Use of wheezy

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wheezy was in 1818

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