snore

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See also: snöre

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from Middle English snoren, akin to Middle Low German snorren (to drone).

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snore (third-person singular simple present snores, present participle snoring, simple past and past participle snored)

  1. To breathe during sleep with harsh, snorting noises caused by vibration of the soft palate.

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snore (plural snores)

  1. The act of snoring, and the noise produced.
  2. (informal) An extremely boring person or event.

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