Associations to the word «Sigh»

Wiktionary

SIGH, noun. A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued, frustrated, grieved, or relieved; the act of sighing.
SIGH, noun. Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lament.
SIGH, noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) A person who is bored.
SIGH, verb. (intransitive) To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible respiration, especially as the result or involuntary expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, frustration, or the like.
SIGH, verb. (intransitive) To lament; to grieve.
SIGH, verb. (intransitive) (transitive) To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.
SIGH, verb. (intransitive) To experience an emotion associated with sighing.
SIGH, verb. (intransitive) To make a sound like sighing.
SIGH, verb. (transitive) To exhale (the breath) in sighs.
SIGH, verb. (transitive) To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.
SIGH, interjection. An expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, frustration, or the like, often used in casual written contexts.
SIGH OF RELIEF, noun. A release of stress through breathing motions.
SIGH OF RELIEF, noun. (idiomatic) A reassurance or support, something that reduces stress from an arduous activity.

Dictionary definition

SIGH, noun. An utterance made by exhaling audibly.
SIGH, noun. A sound like a person sighing; "she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees".
SIGH, verb. Heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily; "She sighed sadly".
SIGH, verb. Utter with a sigh.

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