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wheeze

 
 
pronunciation:
wiz
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: wheezes, wheezing, wheezed
definition: to breathe with a hoarse or whistling sound.
He was wheezing because he had a bad cold.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: difficult, whistling breathing or a wheezing sound.
His allergies give him a terrible wheeze.
derivations: wheezingly (adv.), wheezer (n.)