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Definition of "snore" [snore]

  • To breathe during sleep with harsh, snorting noises caused by vibration of the soft palate. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act or an instance of snoring. (noun)
  • The noise so produced. (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 "snore" in a sentence
  • "Madam raised her voice in saying this, and nodded significantly; but a mild snore from the other room seemed to assure her that it was a waste of shot to fire in that direction."
  • "Depending on the age, as many as 12 percent of children may snore, which isn't necessarily a concern."
  • "She says that I make more noise than an aeroplane when I snore, which is not true."