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SIGH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sigh mean? 

SIGH (noun)
  The noun SIGH has 2 senses:

1. an utterance made by exhaling audibly
2. a sound like a person sighing

  Familiarity information: SIGH used as a noun is rare.


SIGH (verb)
  The verb SIGH has 2 senses:

1. heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily
2. utter with a sigh

  Familiarity information: SIGH used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SIGH (noun)


Sense 1sigh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An utterance made by exhaling audibly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

sigh; suspiration

Hypernyms ("sigh" is a kind of...):

utterance; vocalization (the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication)


Sense 2sigh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sound like a person sighing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees

Hypernyms ("sigh" is a kind of...):

sound (the sudden occurrence of an audible event)


SIGH (verb)


Sense 1sigh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

sigh; suspire

Context example:

She sighed sadly

Hypernyms (to "sigh" is one way to...):

breathe; respire; suspire; take a breath (draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2sigh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter with a sigh

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "sigh" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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