Origin of sough19th circa ; from Northern dialect, dialectal ; from Middle English swough ; from Old English swogan, to sound ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form (s)waĝh-: see echo
Origin of soughME swowen, soghen < OE swogan, to sound
intransitive verbsoughed, sough·ing, soughs
Origin of soughMiddle English swowen, soughen, from Old English swōgan.
(third-person singular simple present soughs, present participle soughing, simple past and past participle soughed)
- To make a soft rustling or murmuring sound.
- A rushing, rustling sound.
- A sigh.