What does the word hiccup mean?

Usage examples for hiccup

  1. Her fair cousin, to whom he bowed, awakened him to a perception of the spectacle causing the slight, quick arrest of her look, in an astonishment not unlike the hiccup in speech, while her act of courtesy proceeded. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. He was Scotch and his name was Colin Hiccup Grunt, as near as I could hear it. – Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters by Henry Wallace Phillips