hiccough hiccough  /ˈhɪ kəp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion
  2. (v) breathe spasmodically, and make a sound

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The child may shake his head, nod, frown, scowl, blink, grimace, twist his mouth, sniff, hack, swallow, cough, sigh, hiccough, wiggle his ears, jerk his limbs, scratch himself.
  2. The hiccough results from a spasm of the victim's diaphragm, which suddenly descends and causes the lungs to suck in a draft of.

Quotes

  • Brier, who had a hole in one at the 11th the previous day, said: "I had wet hands after going birdie-birdie before the second hole and shouldn't have tried to get over the water from the bunker. My ball hit the lip. It was my only hiccough of the...
    on Jun 9, 2006 By: Markus Brier Source: RTE.ie

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