hiccupping hiccupping

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. This the pig ate greedily and continued hiccupping.
  2. The dialog is witty, and Barrymore, hiccupping slightly, plays through one lunatic scene after another with a charmingly satirical manner.
  3. All right, the performers don't take their vocalizing cues from the swingin' precision of Ella Fitzgerald, the hiccupping innocence and intensity of Buddy Holly.

News

  • ‘Hiccup girl’ found guilty of first-degree murder

    CLEARWATER, Fla. — A Florida woman who became famous for her uncontrollable hiccupping was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday night and will serve life in prison without parole.
    on September 25, 2013     Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

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