Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of hiccough.
  • n. The hiccups.

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Examples

  • My sobs were uncontrollable now, racking my body like hiccoughs.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • History boggles minds but also opens them; and allowing for hiccoughs and setbacks, it tells a tale of progress which turns young minds towards optimism as well as understanding.

    In praise of… history | Editorial

  • Add to this a rampant failure to acknowledge and palliate agonizing symptoms like breathlessness, itching, hiccoughs, nausea, dizziness, bedsores and draining wounds of surgery.

    Barbara Coombs Lee: Everyday Elder Abuse

  • This particular sweet nut was named Ladislas Wisniewski—two hiccoughs and a sneeze will give you the name perfectly, Alcott joked.

    Louisa May Alcott

  • But the energy of the stories carries the reader past occasional hiccoughs; it makes a thoroughly entertaining read.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • Then yesterday evening, when I tried to switch on the laptop to do some writing, it had hiccoughs and wouldn't turn on.

    Short break...

  • While using literal light and shadow, Reiniger also relied on the shadings of music: the fine variations in her animations often parallel the tone and stress of musical notes rather than the hiccoughs of flip-book style animating techniques.

    The Adventures of Prince Achmed (and other shadow beings)

  • She was sitting almost upright, but her voice was very low and broken by hiccoughs.

    Les Miserables

  • The sort of affirmations which he seemed to fling out before him at random came like hiccoughs, and to each he added the gesture of a wood-cutter who is splitting wood.

    Les Miserables

  • This article discusses how aromatherapy can be helpful in treating common childhood ailments like travel sickness, bruises, cuts, grazes and hiccoughs.

    Useful Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments

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