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- (intransitive) To sniff or smell with the nose loudly and audibly.
- (intransitive) To speak through the nose; to breathe through the nose when it is obstructed, so as to make a broken sound.
- 1693, Decimus Junius Juvenalis, John Dryden, transl., “[The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis.] The First Satyr”, in The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis. Translated into English Verse. […] Together with the Satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus. […], London: Printed for Jacob Tonson […], →OCLC:
- One clad in purple / Eats, and recites some lamentable rhyme […] / Snuffling at nose, and croaking in his throat.
- sniffle (verb)
to sniff loudly
to speak through the nose
snuffle (plural snuffles)
- An act of snuffling; sniffing loudly.
instance of sniffing loudly