Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of snuffle.
  • n. A breathy noise; a snuffle

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. liable to sniffle

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Examples

  • Snuffler, Snuffy or Snuff for the nose and the 'snuffling' he'll do finding those birds!

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  • This shape was tubby and it made a kind of snuffling as it waddled along.

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  • “She was kind of snuffling and sulking, but she said goodbye pleasant.”

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  • Chabon is a certified master of the language, taking the reader on sweeps and bounds through imagery set at a new level: “Thunder harried the building like a hound, brushing its crackling coat against the spandrels and mullions, snuffling all the windowpanes.”

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  • Don't get me wrong, I am a breast-feeding advocate and will probably continue with it until things get awkward, but something about a group of babies scarfing, snuffling, suckling and spitting up made me want to dry heave.

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  • There was a snuffling sound and a sigh, and then a miniature chainsaw revving next to my ear.

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  • A snuffling, rooting noise permeates the room; it's loud, but imperceptible to him over the valve's snap and whir.

    Death's Noisy Herald

  • At the deadest moment of the Depression a new strain of tenancy was established when at one point, arriving all within months of the first, a certain clannish rabble of snuffling, unsavory, lumpy-looking types took rooms of the cheapest sort.

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  • Then he crawls into bed and we lean our foreheads together and after a while, I hear him being asleep, the soft snuffling sounds of his breathing, and the swish of his feet as they wiggle against the sheets.

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