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sigh

 (sī)
v. sighed, sigh·ing, sighs
v.intr.
1.
a. To exhale audibly in a long deep breath, as in weariness or relief.
b. To emit a similar sound: willows sighing in the wind.
2. To feel longing or grief; yearn: sighing for their lost youth.
v.tr.
1. To express with or as if with an audible exhalation.
2. Archaic To lament.
n.
The act or sound of sighing.

[Middle English sighen, probably back-formation from sighte, past tense of siken, to sigh, from Old English sīcan.]

sigh′er n.

sigh

(saɪ)
vb
1. (intr) to draw in and exhale audibly a deep breath as an expression of weariness, despair, relief, etc
2. (intr) to make a sound resembling this: trees sighing in the wind.
3. (often foll by: for) to yearn, long, or pine
4. (tr) to utter or express with sighing
n
the act or sound of sighing
[Old English sīcan, of obscure origin]
ˈsigher n

sigh

(saɪ)

v.i.
1. to let out one's breath audibly, as from sorrow, weariness, or relief.
2. to yearn or long; pine.
3. to make a sound suggesting a sigh: sighing wind.
v.t.
4. to express or utter with a sigh.
5. to lament with sighing.
n.
6. the act or sound of sighing.
[1250–1300; back formation from Middle English sihte sighed, past tense of siken, sichen, Old English sīcan to sigh]
sigh′er, n.

sigh


Past participle: sighed
Gerund: sighing

Imperative
sigh
sigh
Present
I sigh
you sigh
he/she/it sighs
we sigh
you sigh
they sigh
Preterite
I sighed
you sighed
he/she/it sighed
we sighed
you sighed
they sighed
Present Continuous
I am sighing
you are sighing
he/she/it is sighing
we are sighing
you are sighing
they are sighing
Present Perfect
I have sighed
you have sighed
he/she/it has sighed
we have sighed
you have sighed
they have sighed
Past Continuous
I was sighing
you were sighing
he/she/it was sighing
we were sighing
you were sighing
they were sighing
Past Perfect
I had sighed
you had sighed
he/she/it had sighed
we had sighed
you had sighed
they had sighed
Future
I will sigh
you will sigh
he/she/it will sigh
we will sigh
you will sigh
they will sigh
Future Perfect
I will have sighed
you will have sighed
he/she/it will have sighed
we will have sighed
you will have sighed
they will have sighed
Future Continuous
I will be sighing
you will be sighing
he/she/it will be sighing
we will be sighing
you will be sighing
they will be sighing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sighing
you have been sighing
he/she/it has been sighing
we have been sighing
you have been sighing
they have been sighing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sighing
you will have been sighing
he/she/it will have been sighing
we will have been sighing
you will have been sighing
they will have been sighing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sighing
you had been sighing
he/she/it had been sighing
we had been sighing
you had been sighing
they had been sighing
Conditional
I would sigh
you would sigh
he/she/it would sigh
we would sigh
you would sigh
they would sigh
Past Conditional
I would have sighed
you would have sighed
he/she/it would have sighed
we would have sighed
you would have sighed
they would have sighed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sigh - an utterance made by exhaling audiblysigh - an utterance made by exhaling audibly
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
2.sigh - a sound like a person sighing; "she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Verb1.sigh - heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily; "She sighed sadly"
breathe, take a breath, suspire, respire - draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
2.sigh - utter with a sigh
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

sigh

verb
1. breathe out, exhale, moan, suspire (archaic) Dad sighed and stood up.
2. moan, complain, groan, mourn, grieve, lament, sorrow `Everyone forgets,' she sighed.
3. rustle, whisper, murmur, sough The wind sighed through the valley.
noun
1. exhalation, moan, groan She heaved a weary sigh.
sigh for something or someone long for, yearn for, pine for, mourn for, languish over, eat your heart out over sighing for the good old days

sigh

verb
To make a low, continuous, and indistinct sound:
noun
A low, indistinct, and often continuous sound:
Translations
تَنَهُّديَتَنَهَّدُيَتَنَهَّد، يَتَحَسَّريَقولُ مُتَنَهِّداًتنهد
povzdechvzdychatvzdychnout si
suksukke
huokaistahuokaussurkutellahuoahdushuoata
uzdahuzdahnuti
sóhajtsóhajtozva elpanaszol
andvarp, stunaandvarpastynja
ため息ため息をつく
한숨한숨 쉬다
atodūsisatsidūsėtiatsidusimasdūsautidūsavimas
izdvestnopūstiesnopūtateikt ar nopūtu
povzdychvzdychaťvzdychnúť si
vzdihvzdihniti
sucksucka
การถอนหายใจถอนหายใจ
iç çekmeiç çekmekiç geçirmekof çekmekahlamak
thở dàitiếng thở dài

sigh

[saɪ]
A. N [of person] → suspiro m; [of wind] → susurro m, gemido m
to give or heave a sighdar un suspiro
to breathe a sigh of reliefsuspirar aliviado, dar un suspiro de alivio
B. VI [person] → suspirar; [wind] → susurrar
to sigh forsuspirar por

sigh

[ˈsaɪ]
nsoupir m
to breathe a sigh of relief → pousser un soupir de soulagement
vtsoupirer

sigh

n (of person)Seufzer m; (of wind, = murmur) → Säuseln nt no pl; (= moan)Seufzen nt no pl (liter); a sigh of reliefein Seufzer mder Erleichterung ? breathe
viseufzen; (wind, = murmur) → säuseln; (= moan)seufzen (liter); to sigh with relieferleichtert aufatmen; to sigh with pleasurevor Vergnügen seufzen; to sigh for somebody/somethingsich nach jdm/etw sehnen
vtseufzen

sigh

[saɪ]
1. n (of person) → sospiro; (of wind) → sussurro
Daphne heaved a sigh of relief → Daphne tirò un sospiro di sollievo
2. vi to sigh (with)sospirare (di)
to sigh over (sth lost) → piangere su

sigh

(sai) verb
1. to take a long, deep-sounding breath showing tiredness, sadness, longing etc. She sighed with exasperation.
2. to say, or express, with sighs. `I've still got several hours' work to do,' he sighed.
noun
an act of sighing.
heave a sigh
to sigh. She heaved a sigh of relief when she found her purse.

sigh

تَنَهُّد, يَتَنَهَّدُ povzdech, vzdychat suk, sukke seufzen, Seufzer αναστεναγμός, αναστενάζω suspirar, suspiro huokaista, huokaus soupir, soupirer uzdah, uzdahnuti sospirare, sospiro ため息, ため息をつく 한숨, 한숨 쉬다 zucht, zuchten sukk, sukke westchnąć, westchnienie suspirar, suspiro вздох, вздыхать suck, sucka การถอนหายใจ, ถอนหายใจ iç çekme, iç geçirmek thở dài, tiếng thở dài 叹息, 叹息声

sigh

n suspiro; vi suspirar
References in classic literature ?
I planned to spend mine in new music," said Beth, with a little sigh, which no one heard but the hearth brush and kettle holder.
His voice became soft and reminiscent, and with a sigh of contentment he launched into a long rambling talk, speaking as one lost in a dream.
She sat down beside me, turned to me with a soft sigh and said, `Now they are all gone, and I can kiss you as much as I like.
When Edna was at last alone, she breathed a big, genuine sigh of relief.
Then heaving a heavy sigh, probably among the last he ever drew in pining for a condition he had so long abandoned, he added: "it is what I would wish to practise myself, as one without a cross of blood, though it is not always easy to deal with an Indian as you would with a fellow Christian.
An impatient sigh from Christie drew Jessie's attention to her troubled eyebrows.
He tried the door, which yielded to his hand, and was flung wide open by a sudden gust of wind that passed, as with a loud sigh, from the outermost portal through all the passages and apartments of the new house.
Not so with our old Inspector One brief sigh sufficed to carry off the entire burden of these dismal reminiscences.
I had perpetually to guard against the wonder of contemplation into which my initiated view betrayed me; to check the irrelevant gaze and discouraged sigh in which I constantly both attacked and renounced the enigma of what such a little gentleman could have done that deserved a penalty.
But there was no help for it, so up stairs I went to my little room in the third floor, undressed myself as slowly as possible so as to kill time, and with a bitter sigh got between the sheets.
Once,' said the Mock Turtle at last, with a deep sigh, `I was a real Turtle.
All this time neither she nor they had removed their veils or spoken a word, only on sitting down on the chair the woman gave a deep sigh and let her arms fall like one that was ill and weak.