- n. The action or sound of breathing during sleep with harsh, snorting noises caused by vibration of the soft palate.
- v. present participle of snore.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physiol.) The act of respiring through the open mouth so that the currents of inspired and expired air cause a vibration of the uvula and soft palate, thus giving rise to a sound more or less harsh. It is usually unvoluntary, but may be produced voluntarily.
- n. the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
“Mr. Larkin 'snoring' is not audible in a railway train.”
“Effect of adenotonsillectomy on nocturnal hypoxaemia, sleep disturbance, and symptoms in snoring children.”
“The snoring is not constant, thank goodness, but man is it an adjustment to go from blissful silence to occasional abrupt loud ass log sawing right next to you.”
“I came close to saying 'snoring' -- for which you should have called me out, sir, if you are champion of Elsin”
“He was so deep in slumber; his snoring was a loud and rumbling vibrato of sound.”
“Soft or sporadic snoring, which is not generally considered a health hazard, would be at the other end.”
“The snoring occurs when you hover near the edge of the page.”
“If you're overweight and you're snoring, that is the first thing to do.”
“This home, when it's finished, will have much more than that, including something called a snoring room.”
“You may know he snores loudly every night, but not realize that the snoring is a sign that he might not be breathing satisfactorily, a problem that can interfere with his sleep and leave him overtired and irritable during the day.”
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