snore

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From Middle English snoren, fnoren(to snore loudly; snort), from Middle English snore, *fnore(snore; snort, noun), from Old English fnora(snort; sneezing), from Proto-Germanic *fnuzô, from Proto-Indo-European *pnew-(to breathe; snort; sneeze). Compare also Proto-Germanic *snarkjaną, Middle Low German snorren(to drone), Dutch snorren(to hum, purr).

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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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