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Meaning of SNUFFLE

Pronunciation:  'snuful

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
  2. [v]  cry or whine with snuffling; "Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!"
  3. [v]  snuff up mucus through the nose
  4. [v]  sniff or smell inquiringly
 

SNUFFLE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: blub, blubber, sniffle, sniffle, snivel, snivel, snuff
 
 See Also: breathe in, breathing, cry, external respiration, inhale, inspire, respiration, smell, ventilation, weep

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Snuf"fle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Snuffled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Snuffling}.] [Freq. of snuff, v.i.; akin to LG. snuffeln,
    G. schn["u]ffeln, D. snuffeln, Dan. sn["o]vle. Cf.
    {Sniffle}.]
    To speak through the nose; to breathe through the nose when
    it is obstructed, so as to make a broken sound.
    
          One clad in purple Eats, and recites some lamentable
          rhyme . . . Snuffling at nose, and croaking in his
          throat.                                  --Dryden.
    
    
  2. \Snuf"fle\, n.
    1. The act of snuffing; a sound made by the air passing
       through the nose when obstructed.
    
             This dread sovereign, Breath, in its passage, gave a
             snort or snuffle.                     --Coleridge.
    
    2. An affected nasal twang; hence, cant; hypocrisy.
    
    3. pl. Obstruction of the nose by mucus; nasal catarrh of
       infants or children. [Colloq.]
    
    
 

 

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