American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Given to wheezing.
- adj. Producing a wheezing sound.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Affected with or characterized by wheezing.
- adj. That wheezes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Breathing with difficulty and with a wheeze; wheezing. Used also figuratively.
- adj. having a tone of a reed instrument
- adj. relating to breathing with a whistling sound
“Only once, while Merton was doing some of his best acting, had there been a kind of wheezy tittering from certain members of the cast and the group about the cameras.”
“The business economy is ... let's say, "wheezy," but in the realm of local arts, we are currently reaping the benefits of various economic stimuli.”
“Coming soon: a 'wheezy' pill that makes big bellies disappear”
“Further, it was known that they had quarrelled just previous to pulling out; for the Lizzie, a wheezy ten-ton sternwheeler, twenty-four hours behind, beat Leclère in by three days.”
“Walter turned the page of his paper and took a wheezy breath.”
“Feeling 'wheezy,' Opferman is having a heart attackDavid Opferman, 46, of Dacula, Ga., knew he had risks for heart disease: being overweight, having diabetes — and his father had died of a heart attack.”
“He works 56 hours a week, mostly in 24-hour shifts, frequently carrying wheezy patients up and down flights of stairs.”
“This week, Mr. Ratner announced the fresh face he has selected to breathe new life into the wheezy annual exercise in Tinseltown self-congratulation: Eddie Murphy.”
“Cora laughs, a hard laugh that turns into a wheezy cough.”
“Scraggily, wrinkled, wheezy, Duvall inhabits the character of Bush so seamlessly you might end up worrying about the actor's health.”
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