What does sigh mean?

Definitions for sigh
saɪsigh

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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.

    Etymology: sihen, from sīcan

  2. sigh(Noun)

    Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lament.

    Etymology: sihen, from sīcan

  3. sigh(Noun)

    A person who is bored.

    Etymology: sihen, from sīcan

  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.

    Etymology: sihen, from sīcan

  5. sigh(Verb)

    To lament; to grieve.

    Etymology: sihen, from sīcan

  6. sigh(Verb)

    To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.

    Etymology: sihen, from sīcan

  7. sigh(Verb)

    To experience an emotion associated with sighing.

    He silently sighed for his lost youth.

    Etymology: sihen, from sīcan

  8. sigh(Verb)

    To make a sound like sighing.

    The tree sighed in the wind.

    Etymology: sihen, from sīcan

  9. sigh(Verb)

    To exhale (the breath) in sighs.

    Etymology: sihen, from sīcan

  10. sigh(Verb)

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

    Etymology: sihen, from sīcan

  11. 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.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Sigh(verb)

    hence, to lament; to grieve

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

  3. Sigh(verb)

    to make a sound like sighing

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

  4. Sigh(verb)

    to exhale (the breath) in sighs

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

  5. Sigh(verb)

    to utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over

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

  6. Sigh(verb)

    to express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs

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

  7. Sigh(verb)

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

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

  8. Sigh(verb)

    figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lan/ent

    Etymology: [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

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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

Examples of sigh in a Sentence

  1. Sydney Harris:

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

  2. Mr Francois:

    We are all happy to have won but it came at a heavy price, it's a big sigh of relief. It's been 12 years of fighting, 12 years during which I had to put my whole life on hold.

  3. Sydney J. Harris:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Rob Cella:

    A relationship is like a rose, How long it lasts, no one knows Love can erase an awful past, Love can be yours, you'll see at last To feel that love, it makes you sigh, To have it leave, you'd rather die You hope you've found that special rose, 'Cause you love and care for the one you chose.

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