American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To breathe audibly through a runny or congested nose.
- v. To weep or whimper lightly with spasmodic congestion of the nose.
- n. The act or sound of sniffling.
- n. A condition, such as a head cold, accompanied by congestion of the nose. Used with the.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To snuffle.
- v. intransitive To make a whimpering or sniffing sound when breathing because of a runny nose.
- n. The act, or the sound of sniffling; the condition of having a runny or wet nose, as from a cold or allergies.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Prov. Eng. To snuffle, as one does with a catarrh.
- n. the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
- v. inhale audibly through the nose
- v. cry or whine with snuffling
- sniff + -le (“early modern English frequentative suffix”) (Wiktionary)
- Frequentative of sniff. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Except I think I am getting sick. * sniffle sniffle* Grargh. before | | this”
“Sadly, I'm starting to get them "sniffle, sniffle*, and I hope you all can help a little!”
“They suddenly heard a sniffle from the doorway and everyone looked up to see Jackie standing in the doorway to the control room.”
“I see the need (and remember well those scary years of having no health insurance -- not dragging the kids to the doctor for every sniffle, which is apparently the norm when insurance will pay the bill, facing hospital bills) ...”
“To my surprise, there were an awful lot of cocaine jokes last night, but the best was Farrell's quip that his sniffle was the result of a cold and not "that other thing, that it used to be.”
“She made me sniffle, more often than once, usually during festive seasons.”
“Star Kissed was beautiful, Nalini, but also really kind of sad. * sniffle*”
“On a budget-crunch. * sniffle* My next purchase will be Blaze of Memory. * sigh* So can't wait.”
“I @ you quite often but you never respond. * sniffle* It's okay.”
“If the President can convey such a patriotic sense of possibility with vigor and meaning, he just might make the Speaker sniffle as he sits behind him on the rostrum Tuesday night.”
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