snoring


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snore

 (snôr)
intr.v. snored, snor·ing, snores
To breathe during sleep with harsh, snorting noises caused by vibration of the soft palate.
n.
1. The act or an instance of snoring.
2. The noise so produced.

[Middle English snoren, to snort, from fnoren, from Old English fnora, sneezing; see pneu- in Indo-European roots.]

snor′er n.

snoring

(ˈsnɔːrɪŋ)
n
(Physiology) the activity of breathing through the mouth and nose while asleep with snorting sounds caused by vibrations of the soft palate
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snoring - the act of snoring or producing a snoring soundsnoring - the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
Translations

snoring

[ˈsnɔːrɪŋ] Nronquidos mpl

snoring

[ˈsnɔːrɪŋ] nronflements mpl

snoring

nSchnarchen nt

snoring

[ˈsnɔːrɪŋ] nil russare m

snoring

n ronquido (frec. pl), (el) roncar
References in classic literature ?
The room inside was so dark, that at first they could make out nothing; but they could hear a noise --a slow deep regular snoring grunt.
But presently the temptation rose up strong again and the boys agreed to try, with the understanding that they would take to their heels if the snoring stopped.
It's enough to be robbed while you're snoring because you're too comfortable, without being put right with your four seven ones.
For the first instant Alexey Alexandrovitch seemed, as it were, appalled at his own snoring, and ceased; but after an interval of two breathings the snore sounded again, with a new tranquil rhythm.
Now," said he to himself, as he went home, "I shall have, henceforth, a large attendance and no snoring.
As soon as he was snoring a good regular gait that was likely to last, and had his chin on his breast and looked permanent, Hal Clayton nodded towards the di'monds and then towards the outside door, and I understood.
After the giant had supped he lay down to sleep, snoring like the loudest thunder, while we lay shivering with horror the whole night through, and when day broke he awoke and went out, leaving us in the castle.
she began, so loudly and suddenly that even Uggug, who had gone to sleep in his chair, left off snoring and opened one eye.
All went right, and the groom lay snoring with his hand upon the golden saddle.
Of course when they got to snoring we had a long gabble, and I told Jim everything.
Someone was snoring under them, and around them stood saddled horses munching their oats.
This so alarmed him, that he could not forbear entering the room; where he found the good man in the bed, in a sweet composed sleep, and his nurse snoring in the above mentioned hearty manner, at the bed's feet.