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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested) v. - Inhale audibly through the nose; Cry or whine with snuffling.

Usage examples (32)
  • They suddenly heard a sniffle from the doorway and everyone looked up to see Jackie standing in the doorway to the control room.
  • "Humph!" said Miss Kling, with a suspicious sniffle.
  • The Signor Querini gave a long, contemptuous sniffle.
  • Once more, he wouldn't be worried by a sniffle or two. for more
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