hiccup hiccup  /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. Anna Mayer, 21, of New York City started hiccuping some seven weeks ago, but unlike most people, she did not stop.
  2. One potential hiccup for Specter is the down economy.
  3. This isn't just a trend, a temporary fad or a generational hiccup.

News

  1. Experts reveal best hiccup remedies

    Experts say the best way to get rid of hiccups is to simply hold your breath.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KPRC Local 2 Houston

  2. Still Plenty Of Tickets Left For ‘The Book of Mormon’

    Once again it's the hottest ticket in town. “The Book of Mormon” is back and there are still plenty of seats available after a small hiccup.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS Denver

  3. Hiccup remedies that work

    Hiccups are a common occurrence that typically last a few minutes.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WCVB Boston

Quotes

  1. "I served well today," Serena Williams said in a news conference. "I had a little bit of a hiccup. But she returned really well. It forced me to serve really well."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Serena Williams Source: Bloomberg

  2. "Despite my little hiccup, or major hiccup, I think we did a good job out there," Ms Stefanyshyn-Piper said after returning to the space station.
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper Source: Times Online

  3. "We had a hiccup on the 27th and we had to go back with MLB to make sure certain safeguards were in place for both sides," MacPhail said.
    on Feb 8, 2006 By: Andy MacPhail Source: 940 News

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