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snif·fle

sniffle

 
pronunciation:
snI fl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: sniffles, sniffling, sniffled
definition: to sniff continuously because of a cold or crying.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or sound of repeated sniffing.
The movie was sad and you could hear sniffles in the theater.
definition 2: (plural) a slight cold in which a person sniffs a great deal (usually preceded by "the").
Max had the sniffles this morning, but he's feeling much better now.
derivation: sniffler (n.)
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