HyperDic: hiccup

English > 2 senses of the word hiccup:
NOUNstatehiccup, hiccough, singultus(usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound
VERBbodyhiccup, hiccoughbreathe spasmodically, and make a sound
hiccup > pronunciation
Soundshhih'kahp
Rhymesarchbishop ... worship: 69 rhymes with ahp...
English > hiccup: 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.
Example"how do you cure the hiccups?"
Synonymshiccough, 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
Verbshiccupbreathe spasmodically, and make a sound
English > hiccup: 2 senses > verb 1, body
Meaningbreathe spasmodically, and make a sound.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water"
Synonymhiccough
Broaderbreathe, take a breath, respire, suspireDraw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
Spanishhipar
Catalansinglotar
Nounshiccup(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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