Definitions for sighsaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sighsaɪ(v.i.)

  1. to let out one's breath audibly, as from sorrow, weariness, or relief.

  2. to yearn or long; pine.

  3. to make a sound suggesting a sigh:

    sighing wind.

  4. (v.t.)to express or utter with a sigh.

  5. to lament with sighing.

  6. (n.)the act or sound of sighing.

Origin of sigh:

1250–1300; back formation from ME sihte sighed, past tense of siken, sichen, OE sīcan to sigh

sigh′er(n.)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sigh(verb)ɪ

    to breathe out noisily when you are sad, tired, bored, relieved, etc.

    He sighed in frustration.

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

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.

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


Translations for sigh

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sigh(verb)

to take a long, deep-sounding breath showing tiredness, sadness, longing etc

She sighed with exasperation.

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