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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound v. - Breathe spasmodically, and make a sound.

Usage examples (39)
  • Noun : She got the hiccups just as she began to speak. ,a hiccup in the stock market
  • Verb (used without object) : The motor hiccuped as it started. ,There was general alarm when the economy hiccuped
  • The merchant gasped, a breath like a huge hiccough.
  • I had seen him so 'high' as to hiccough and stutter, for more
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