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Definition of "sigh" []

  • To exhale audibly in a long deep breath, as in weariness or relief. (verb-intransitive)
  • To emit a similar sound: willows sighing in the wind. (verb-intransitive)
  • To feel longing or grief; yearn: sighing for their lost youth. (verb-intransitive)
  • To express with or as if with an audible exhalation. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To lament. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sigh" in a sentence
  • "Im gonna have to sigh here... *sigh*... because as usual, New York's there and it's tiny, ignored neighbor, New Jersey, is not..."
  • "I have to take back my words * hangs head in shame* I reali dun bloody believe this but * sigh sigh* WE GOT IN .."
  • "The original reading is, not a _spendthrift's_ sigh, but a _spendthrift_ sigh; a _sigh_ that makes an unnecessary waste of the vital flame."