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