snoring

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Snore \Snore\ (sn[=o]r), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Snored} (sn[=o]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Snoring}.] [OE. snoren, AS. snora a snoring; akin to LG. snoren, snorken, snurken, to snore, D. snorken, G. schnarchen to snore, schnarren to rattle, MHG. snarren, Sw. snarka to snore, Icel. snarka to sputter, fizzle. Cf. {Snarl} to growl, {Sneer}, {Snort}. See {Snoring}.] To breathe with a rough, hoarse, nasal voice in sleep.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Snoring \Snor"ing\, noun (Physiol.) The act of respiring through the open mouth so that the currents of inspired and expired air cause a vibration of the uvula and soft palate, thus giving rise to a sound more or less harsh. It is usually unvoluntary, but may be produced voluntarily.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

snoring

noun

1: the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound [syn: {snore}, {snoring}, {stertor}]


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