What does sigh mean?

Definitions for sighsaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sigh.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sigh, suspiration(noun)

    an utterance made by exhaling audibly

  2. sigh(verb)

    a sound like a person sighing

    "she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees"

  3. sigh, suspire(verb)

    heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily

    "She sighed sadly"

  4. sigh(verb)

    utter with a sigh

Wiktionary

  1. sigh(Noun)

    A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued, frustrated, grieved, or relieved; the act of sighing.

  2. sigh(Noun)

    Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lament.

  3. sigh(Noun)

    A person who is bored.

  4. sigh(Verb)

    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.

  5. sigh(Verb)

    To lament; to grieve.

  6. sigh(Verb)

    To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.

  7. sigh(Verb)

    To experience an emotion associated with sighing.

    He silently sighed for his lost youth.

  8. sigh(Verb)

    To make a sound like sighing.

    The tree sighed in the wind.

  9. sigh(Verb)

    To exhale (the breath) in sighs.

  10. sigh(Verb)

    To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.

  11. sigh(Verb)

    To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.

  12. sigh(Interjection)

    An expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, frustration, or the like, often used in casual written contexts.

    Sigh, I'm so bored at work today.

  13. Origin: sihen, from sīcan

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sigh(verb)

    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, or the like

  2. Sigh(verb)

    hence, to lament; to grieve

  3. Sigh(verb)

    to make a sound like sighing

  4. Sigh(verb)

    to exhale (the breath) in sighs

  5. Sigh(verb)

    to utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over

  6. Sigh(verb)

    to express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs

  7. Sigh(verb)

    a deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing

  8. Sigh(verb)

    figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lan/ent

  9. Origin: [OE. sighen, sien; cf. also OE. siken, AS. scan, and OE. sighten, siten, sichten, AS. siccettan; all, perhaps, of imitative origin.]

Freebase

  1. Sigh

    Sigh is a Japanese extreme metal band from Tokyo, formed in 1989. They are credited as being one of the first Japanese black metal bands, when the majority of black metal in early 1990s came from Scandinavia. They gradually shifted from a more traditional black/thrash metal sound, to a more experimental, avant-garde style.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sigh

    sī, v.i. to inhale and respire with a long, deep, and audible breathing, as in love or grief: to sound like sighing.—v.t. to express by sighs.—n. a long, deep, audible respiration.—n. Sigh′er.—adj. Sigh′ful.—adv. Sigh′ingly. [A.S. sícan; Sw. sucka.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sigh' in Nouns Frequency: #2725

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sigh' in Verbs Frequency: #634

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sigh in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sigh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Santayana:

    Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.

  2. Sydney Harris:

    When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what'

  3. Mark Schmidt:

    The decision caused a sigh of relief on behalf of many parents who are concerned about their children's future.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Those who cannot tell what they desire or expect, still sigh and struggle with indefinite thoughts and vast wishes.

  5. Paul Begala:

    On the day Mario Cuomo decided not to run for President, the sigh of relief we Clintonites let out was audible from Little Rock all the way to Albany.

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