wheezy

adjective
\ ˈ(h)wē-zē How to pronounce wheezy (audio) \
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 \ ˈ(h)wē-​zə-​lē How to pronounce wheezy (audio) \ adverb
wheeziness \ ˈ(h)wē-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce wheezy (audio) \ noun

Examples of wheezy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its limited array of chord buttons on the left and standard keyboard on the right have provided Joyce a surprisingly vast palette, and its sound — both scruffy and sturdy, dreamy and a little wheezy — has become something like an early signature. Washington Post, "For composer Molly Joyce, disability is no barrier to virtuosity," 13 Dec. 2020 The clown had been silent for years, Benson swears, but when Christopher arrived in June, the clown perked up and found its wheezy laugh again. Washington Post, "Someone out there wants to adopt your creepy toys. There’s a matchmaker for that.," 29 Oct. 2020 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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“Wheezy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheezy. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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