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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A series of sudden stopping of the breath with a sharp gulping sound.

Usage examples (40)
  • 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
  • A pair of brain hiccups almost cost the Avalanche two goals
  • While it would be a mistake to overemphasize short-term hiccups, CVS has yet to show the combination is more than the sum of the parts. for more
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