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Definition of "sneeze" [sneeze]

  • To expel air forcibly from the mouth and nose in an explosive, spasmodic involuntary action resulting chiefly from irritation of the nasal mucous membrane. (verb-intransitive)
  • An instance or the sound of sneezing. (noun)
  • Sneeze at Informal To treat as unimportant: These deficits are nothing to sneeze at. (phrasal-verb)

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 "sneeze" in a sentence
  • "For the record, holding in a sneeze is way easier than holding in laughter."
  • "This was, or would have been, evidenced by an isolated high-pitched sneeze from the far end of the car, - except - that from the far side of the other end, someone yelled out a brazen “bless you!”"
  • "Its a joy to set them off cause its seems a sneeze is enough."