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Meaning of WHEEZE

Pronunciation:  weez

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  breathing with a husky or whistling sound
  2. [n]  a humorous anecdote or remark
  3. [v]  breathe with difficulty

WHEEZE is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh, yak
 See Also: belly laugh, blue joke, blue story, breathe, breathing, dirty joke, dirty story, ethnic joke, external respiration, funny story, gag line, good story, howler, humor, humour, in-joke, laugh line, one-liner, punch line, respiration, respire, riot, scream, shaggy dog story, sick joke, sidesplitter, sight gag, suspire, tag line, take a breath, thigh-slapper, ventilation, visual joke, wit, witticism, wittiness, wow



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wheeze\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wheezed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Wheezing}.] [OE. whesen, AS. hw?san (cf. Icel. hv[ae]sa to
    hiss, Sw. hv["a]sa, Dan. hv[ae]se); akin to AS. hw?sta a
    cough, D. hoest, G. husten, OHG. huosto, Icel. h?sti, Lith.
    kosti to cough, Skr. k?s. [root]43. Cf. {Husky} hoarse.]
    To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling
    sound, as persons affected with asthma. ``Wheezing lungs.''
  2. \Wheeze\, n.
    1. A piping or whistling sound caused by difficult
    2. (Phon.) An ordinary whisper exaggerated so as to produce
       the hoarse sound known as the ``stage whisper.'' It is a
       forcible whisper with some admixture of tone.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A wheeze is the production of a high pitch sound that can be heard during expiration. It is due to constriction of the small airways of the bronchial tree, such as during an asthmatic attack.