an utterance made by exhaling audibly
a sound like a person sighing
"she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees"
heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily
"She sighed sadly"
utter with a sigh
A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued, frustrated, grieved, or relieved; the act of sighing.
Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lament.
A person who is bored.
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.
To lament; to grieve.
To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.
To experience an emotion associated with sighing.
He silently sighed for his lost youth.
To make a sound like sighing.
The tree sighed in the wind.
To exhale (the breath) in sighs.
To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.
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.
Origin: sihen, from sīcan
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
hence, to lament; to grieve
to make a sound like sighing
to exhale (the breath) in sighs
to utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over
to express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs
a deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing
figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lan/ent
Origin: [OE. sighen, sien; cf. also OE. siken, AS. scan, and OE. sighten, siten, sichten, AS. siccettan; all, perhaps, of imitative origin.]
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
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.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'sigh' in Nouns Frequency: #2725
Rank popularity for the word 'sigh' in Verbs Frequency: #634
The numerical value of sigh in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of sigh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of sigh in a Sentence
This gives us peace, we know he isn't coming back but a sigh of relief knowing they are so appreciative of all that.
The decision caused a sigh of relief on behalf of many parents who are concerned about their children's future.
We'll see. sigh of relief.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. And sorry I could not travel either of those. Neither the one less traveled by. Nor the one most traveled by. Instead, I created my own road. The road to follow my Dreams. After all, any road is only a road. Until you make something of it. Like Life is full of millions of choices. And yet Life is also what you make of it. Every learning I gained in my journey. Left the leaves trodden black. And now I reminisce with a sigh. Somewhere ages and ages hence. Down magical memory lane. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. And I, I created my own road. To follow my own dreams. And that's what must've made all the difference. Life goes on! La Vie Continue!
When I hear somebody sigh that Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
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- vzdech, vzdychatCzech
- suk, sukkeDanish
- Seufzen, SeufzerGerman
- suspiro, suspirarSpanish
- huokaista, huokailla, huoahdus, huoata, huokaus, huokaisu, surkutellaFinnish
- soupirer, soupirFrench
- osnaScottish Gaelic
- sóhajt, sóhaj, sóhajtásHungarian
- հոգոց, հառաչանք, [[հոգոց]] [[հանել]], հառաչելArmenian
- sbuffo, sospiroItalian
- 嘆く, ため息, 嘆息, やれやれJapanese
- ئاخ ههڵکێشانKurdish
- suspirium, suspiroLatin
- zucht, zuchten, verzuchting, klachtDutch
- sukke, sukkNorwegian
- westchnięcie, ech, wzdychaćPolish
- suspiro, suspirarPortuguese
- suspin, geamăt, suspina, oftatRomanian
- вздыхать, вздох, вздохнутьRussian
- vzdych, vzdychaťSlovak
- sucka, suckSwedish
- నిట్టూర్పు, నిట్టూర్చుTelugu
- ahlamak, iç çekmek, of çekmekTurkish
- thở dàiVietnamese
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