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Meaning of SNIVEL

Pronunciation:  'snivul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
  2. [n]  whining in a tearful manner
  3. [v]  cry or whine with snuffling; "Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!"
  4. [v]  snuff up mucus through the nose
  5. [v]  talk in a tearful manner

SNIVEL is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: blub, blubber, sniffle, sniffle, sniveling, snuffle, snuffle, whine
 See Also: breathe in, breathing, cry, crying, external respiration, inhale, inspire, mouth, respiration, speak, talk, tears, utter, ventilation, verbalise, verbalize, weep, weeping



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sniv"el\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniveled}or {Snivelled};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniveling} or {Snivelling}.] [OE. snivelen,
    snevelen, snuvelen, freg. of sneven. See {Sniff}, and cf.
    1. To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise.
    2. To cry or whine with snuffling, as children; to cry weakly
       or whiningly.
             Put stop to thy sniveling ditty.      --Sir W.
  2. \Sniv"el\, n. [AS. snofel. Cf. {Snivel}, v. i.]
    Mucus from the nose; snot.