HyperDic: hiccough

English > 2 senses of the word hiccough:
NOUNstatehiccough, hiccup, singultus(usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound
VERBbodyhiccough, hiccupbreathe spasmodically, and make a sound
hiccough > pronunciation
Soundshhih'kahp
Rhymesarchbishop ... worship: 69 rhymes with ahp...
English > hiccough: 2 senses > noun 1, state
Meaning(usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion.
Synonymshiccup, singultus
Broaderreflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reactionAn automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
symptom(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Spanishhipo
Catalansinglot, singultus
Verbshiccoughbreathe spasmodically, and make a sound
English > hiccough: 2 senses > verb 1, body
Meaningbreathe spasmodically, and make a sound.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymhiccup
Broaderbreathe, take a breath, respire, suspireDraw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
Spanishhipar
Catalansinglotar
Nounshiccough(usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound

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