Sigh definition

To make a sound like that of a sigh.

Trees sighing in the wind.

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The act or sound of sighing.
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To take in and let out a long, deep, audible breath, esp. in expressing sorrow, relief, fatigue, longing, etc.
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To feel longing or grief; yearn or lament (for)
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To exhale audibly in a long deep breath, as in weariness or relief.
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To express with a sigh.
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To feel longing or grief; yearn.

Sighing for their lost youth.

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The definition of sigh is to take in or let out a breath loud enough to be heard.

An example of a sigh is a long loud breath a person lets out when they are sad.

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(rare) To lament with sighing.
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The act or sound of sighing.
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To emit a similar sound.

Willows sighing in the wind.

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To express with or as if with an audible exhalation.
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(archaic) To lament.
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A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued, frustrated, grieved, or relieved; the act of sighing.
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Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lament.
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(Cockney rhyming slang) A person who is bored.
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(intransitive) To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible respiration, especially as the result or involuntary expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, frustration, or the like.

When she saw it wasn't damaged, she sighed with relief.

He sighed. It was going to be a long night.

He sighed over the lost opportunity.

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(intransitive) To lament; to grieve.
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(intransitive) To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.
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(intransitive) To experience an emotion associated with sighing.

He silently sighed for his lost youth.

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(intransitive) To make a sound like sighing.
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To exhale (the breath) in sighs.

She sighed a sigh that was nearly a groan.

Sigh a note and sing a note.

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To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.

"I guess I have no choice," she sighed.

She sighed her frustrations.

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(archaic) To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.
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An expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, frustration, or the like, often used in casual written contexts.

Sigh, I'm so bored at work today.

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To spend in sighing.

To sigh the day away.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sigh
Plural:
sighs

Origin of sigh

  • Middle English sighen probably back-formation from sighte past tense of siken to sigh from Old English sīcan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English sihen, from Old English sīcan

    From Wiktionary