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Definition of "sniffle" [snif•fle]

  • To breathe audibly through a runny or congested nose. (verb-intransitive)
  • To weep or whimper lightly with spasmodic congestion of the nose. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act or sound of sniffling. (noun)
  • A condition, such as a head cold, accompanied by congestion of the nose. Used with the. (noun)

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 "sniffle" in a sentence
  • "Except I think I am getting sick. * sniffle sniffle* Grargh. before | | this"
  • "Sadly, I'm starting to get them "sniffle, sniffle*, and I hope you all can help a little!"
  • "They suddenly heard a sniffle from the doorway and everyone looked up to see Jackie standing in the doorway to the control room."