hiccough

Part of speech: verb

To have the hiccups; utter a hiccup; utter with hiccups.

Part of speech: noun

A short, catching sound due to spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm and windpipe.

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Usage examples "hiccough":

  1. The young man laughed hysterically, triumphantly, but the sound was more like a tearful hiccough. - "Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories", Rex Beach.
  2. When it was over, " If ever I recover," cried Scarron, " I will write a bitter satire against the hiccough." - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.
  3. Suddenly she began to hiccough, and she had no control over the hiccough. - "The Old Wives' Tale", Arnold Bennett.