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Definition of "snuffle" [snuf•fle]

  • To breathe noisily, as through a blocked nose. (verb-intransitive)
  • To sniff. (verb-intransitive)
  • To talk or sing nasally; whine. (verb-intransitive)
  • To utter in a snuffling tone. (verb-transitive)
  • The act of snuffling or the sound produced by it. (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 "snuffle" in a sentence
  • "He heard a kind of snuffle, then a buffalo just brushed him as it went past."
  • "(N.B. -- This ejaculation denotes the kind of snuffle which lent peculiar energy to the dicta of Mr. Culpepper.) "Ring the bell, then, and summon the landlord," said, very pertinently, one of the three disputants upon the character of Wilkes."
  • ""loanan" -- what they call a "boreen" in other parts of Ireland -- the other man, who was a bit of a wag, would put his hand to his nose, and make a motion of putting it aside, as if there was not sufficient room for two such organs, and call out with a kind of snuffle: "Pass, Brian!""