Sniffle meaning

snĭfəl
To weep or whimper lightly with spasmodic congestion of the nose.
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The act or sound of sniffling.
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To breathe audibly through a runny or congested nose.
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A condition, such as a head cold, accompanied by congestion of the nose. Used with the.
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To sniff repeatedly, as in checking mucus running from the nose.
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An act or sound of sniffling.
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To inhale or exhale audibly through a runny or congested nose.
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The act or sound of sniffling.
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A condition, such as a head cold, accompanied by congestion of the nose. Used with the.
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(intransitive) To make a whimpering or sniffing sound when breathing because of a runny nose.

Sonia sniffled a little, and her eyes were puffy and wet.

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The act, or the sound of sniffling; the condition of having a runny or wet nose, as from a cold or allergies.

I sometimes have a sniffle during allergy season.

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the sniffles
  • A condition of continual sniffling, as one resulting from a head cold or from an allergy.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the sniffles

Origin of sniffle

  • Frequentative of sniff

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

  • sniff +"Ž -le (“early modern English frequentative suffix")

    From Wiktionary