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  • n. the state of being wheezy

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Excessive breathiness in a sound. See breathiness.

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

  • n. presence of abnormal high-pitched sound heard with a stethoscope when an airway is blocked (as in asthma or chronic bronchitis)


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  • Some people have allergic reactions, with wheeziness, breathlessness, chest pain, facial or widespread swelling and faintness.

    Dr Luisa Dillner's guide to . . . wasp and bee stings

  • I should have put a warning that the Mir is cranky from a couple day's of wheeziness and too much albuterol.

    The Mir & Her Hair Won't Be Flying

  • Dan waited for him to invoke deity with the asthmatic wheeziness to which mirth reduced his vocal apparatus.

    A Hoosier Chronicle

  • It was a mournful instrument, reduced to discordant wheeziness by five-finger exercises, but the touch of the Swiss could still evoke from it some kind of harmony.

    The Unclassed

  • Sister Martha, otherwise Mrs. Cranch, living with some wheeziness in the Chalky Flats, could not undertake the journey; but her son, as being poor Peter's own nephew, could represent her advantageously, and watch lest his uncle Jonah should make an unfair use of the improbable things which seemed likely to happen.


  • The Norwegian soloist Geir Draugsvoll clearly relished the bayan's strange hoarse wheeziness, the way it can make a huge, shuddering sound emerge suddenly from nothing, or as at the very beginning of the piece a procession of deep, reedy chords float in stillness like an organ. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • My wheeziness is better and I feel fresher when I wake up.

    Home | Mail Online

  • The burning got worse as I took deeper breaths, and I could hear a bit of wheeziness in my breaths.

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