Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sough.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The word sough, now pronounced suff, was formerly called sow; whence the iron fused and received into a sough acquired the name of sowmetal; and that received into less soughs from the former one obtained the name of pigs of iron or of lead; from the pull on the word sough, into sow and pigs.

    Note XV

  • There is a lull, a long breathless lull, before it soughs up again.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 28, February, 1860

  • The miner of the Middle Ages made many soughs to drain away the water from the mines, and we saw more of the tunnels that had been made to draw air to the furnaces when wood was used for smelting the lead.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • Loud the water soughs and gurgles ’mid the rocks below the wall,

    In a Southern Garden

  • It dares measure itself with the terrestrial forces, exults in the fire, soughs through the forest with the thunderstorm, glitters and surges with the river, spans mountains with the rainbow bridge.

    Musical Portraits Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers

  • They rode in silence for long, the gentle evening breeze blowing in soughs.

    Bucky O'Connor

  • And was that not really what had always been said by man -- that we knew nothing, but were just blown over and about the world like soughs of wind, in obedience to some immortal, unknowable coherence!

    The Freelands

  • And was that not really what had always been said by man -- that we knew nothing, but were just blown over and about the world like soughs of wind, in obedience to some immortal, unknowable coherence!

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • While the brook babbles, babbles, and the shadows of the boughs dapple in the sunshine around me, and the cool west by-nor’-west wind faintly soughs in the thick bushes and tree tops.

    Three of Us. Specimen Days

  • Merely a wanton whir still pulses in the breeze, a wave of weird voluptuousness, like the sensuous breath of unblest love, still soughs above the spot where impious charms had shed their raptures and over which the night now broods once more.

    A Book of Operas Their Histories, Their Plots, and Their Music

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.