sniffle

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Etymology[edit]

sniff +‎ -le (early modern English frequentative suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -ɪfəl

Verb[edit]

sniffle (third-person singular simple present sniffles, present participle sniffling, simple past and past participle sniffled)

  1. (intransitive) To make a whimpering or sniffing sound when breathing, because of a runny nose.
    Sonia sniffled a little, and her eyes were puffy and wet.
  2. (transitive) To utter with a whimpering or sniffing sound.
    He sniffled a pathetic apology.

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Noun[edit]

sniffle (plural sniffles)

  1. The act, or the sound of sniffling; the condition of having a runny or wet nose, as from a cold or allergies.
    I sometimes have a sniffle during allergy season.

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