Snore meaning

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The definition of a snore is a snorting sound made when asleep caused by the vibration of the soft palate, or a snore is slang for something that is very boring.

The snorting sound that your husband makes when you are sleeping that sends you running for the guest room is an example of a snore.

A dull movie that you keep falling asleep during is an example of a snore.

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The act or sound of snoring.
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To breathe during sleep with harsh, snorting noises caused by vibration of the soft palate.
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The act or an instance of snoring.
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The noise so produced.
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To breathe during sleep with harsh, snorting noises caused by vibration of the soft palate.
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The act of snoring, and the noise produced.
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(informal) An extremely boring person or event.
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To snore is to make snorting and grunting sounds when sleeping.

If you make snorting and grunting sounds whenever you sleep on your back, this is an example of when you snore.

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To breathe during sleep with harsh, snorting noises caused by vibration of the soft palate.
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The act or an instance of snoring.
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The noise so produced.
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To breathe, while asleep, with harsh sounds caused by vibration of the soft palate, usually with the mouth open.
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Origin of snore

  • Middle English snoren to snort from fnoren from Old English fnora sneezing pneu- in Indo-European roots

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

  • from Middle English snoren, akin to Middle Low German snorren (“to drone").

    From Wiktionary