wheeze

Definitions:

  • To breathe with difficulty, producing a hoarse whistling sound.
  • To make a sound resembling laborious breathing.
  • To produce or utter with a hoarse whistling sound.
  • A wheezing sound.
  • An old joke.
  • A clever scheme.
  • To breathe hard; puff and blow; breathe with difficulty and audibly.
  • A puffing or blowing, especially as in labored breathing.
  • To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.
  • A piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.
  • An ordinary whisper exaggerated so as to produce the hoarse sound known as the “stage whisper.” It is a forcible whisper with some admixture of tone.
  • A <xref>piping</xref> or <xref>whistling</xref> <xref>sound</xref> caused by difficult <xref>respiration</xref>.
  • An ordinary <xref>whisper</xref> <xref>exaggerated</xref> so as to produce the <xref>hoarse</xref> sound known as the "<xref>stage whisper</xref>"; a forcible whisper with some admixture of tone.
  • An <xref>ulterior</xref> <xref>scheme</xref> or <xref>plan</xref>
  • Something very <xref>humorous</xref> or <xref>laughable</xref>.
  • To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.
  • breathing with a husky or whistling sound
  • (Briticism) a clever or amusing scheme or trick
  • breathe with difficulty
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