GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physiol.) A modified respiratory movement; a spasmodic inspiration, consisting of a sudden contraction of the diaphragm, accompanied with closure of the glottis, so that further entrance of air is prevented, while the impulse of the column of air entering and striking upon the closed glottis produces a sound, or hiccough.
- v. To have a hiccough or hiccoughs.
- v. breathe spasmodically, and make a sound
- 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
“A suitable ‘expectation’ of Aristophanes is raised by the ludicrous circumstance of his having the hiccough, which is appropriately cured by his substitute, the physician”
“Aristophanes is raised by the ludicrous circumstance of his having the hiccough, which is appropriately cured by his substitute, the physician”
“I did have one minor hiccough where the tension decided to go do-lally for no particular reason (i.e. wasn't at a bobbin change, etc) but I did catch it before I'd sewed too much, and of course, when the tension goes odd, it's often easy to unpick as one of the threads is just lying there with big loops around it ...”
“Like when— She was seized by a hiccough, and the violence made her cry again; Olivia patted her back until she could talk.”
“Or who just glided effortlessly through life with nary a hiccough, much less a contretemps?”
“If people find your correction cumbersome and unclear, it will be jettisoned to land next to words like ‘doughnut’ and ‘hiccough’.”
“I wrote a fic that took me a year to get done, but I posted each chapter as I went (every two weeks, with a hiccough here and there) and got feedback.”
“With that he hiccoughed again, at least a 7.5 on the hiccough scale, and keeled over sideways.”
“Every hiccough of our sewers costs us a thousand francs.”
“A final hiccough was required, and France has emitted it.”
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