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Meaning of SIGH

Pronunciation:  sI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an utterance made by exhaling audibly
  2. [n]  a sound like a person sighing; "she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees"
  3. [v]  heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily; "She sighed sadly"
  4. [v]  utter with a sigh

SIGH is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: suspiration, suspire
 See Also: breathe, emit, let loose, let out, respire, sound, take a breath, utter, utterance, vocalization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sigh\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sighed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Sighing}.] [OE. sighen, si?en; cf. also OE. siken, AS.
    s[=i]can, and OE. sighten, si?ten, sichten, AS. siccettan;
    all, perhaps, of imitative origin.]
    1. To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and
       immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible
       respiration, especially as the result or involuntary
       expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, or the
    2. Hence, to lament; to grieve.
             He sighed deeply in his spirit.       --Mark viii.
    3. To make a sound like sighing.
             And the coming wind did roar more loud, And the
             sails did sigh like sedge.            --Coleridge.
             The winter winds are wearily sighing. --Tennyson.
    Note: An extraordinary pronunciation of this word as s[=i]th
          is still heard in England and among the illiterate in
          the United States.
  2. \Sigh\, v. t.
    1. To exhale (the breath) in sighs.
             Never man sighed truer breath.        --Shak.
    2. To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.
             Ages to come, and men unborn, Shall bless her name,
             and sigh her fate.                    --Pior.
    3. To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.
             They . . . sighed forth proverbs.     --Shak.
             The gentle swain . . . sighs back her grief.
  3. \Sigh\, n. [OE. sigh; cf. OE. sik. See {Sigh}, v. i.]
    1. A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of
       air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing.
             I could drive the boat with my sighs. --Shak.
    2. Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lan?ent.
             With their sighs the air Frequenting, sent from
             hearts contrite.                      --Milton.