sough


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

sough

 (sou, sŭf)
intr.v. soughed, sough·ing, soughs
To make a soft murmuring or rustling sound.
n.
A soft murmuring or rustling sound, as of the wind or a gentle surf.

[Middle English swowen, soughen, from Old English swōgan.]

sough

(saʊ)
vb
(intr) (esp of the wind) to make a characteristic sighing sound
n
a soft continuous murmuring sound
[Old English swōgan to resound; related to Gothic gaswogjan to groan, Lithuanian svageti to sound, Latin vāgīre to lament]

sough

(sʌf)
n
(Civil Engineering) dialect Northern English a sewer or drain or an outlet channel
[of obscure origin]

sough

(saʊ, sʌf)

v.i.
1. to make a rushing, rustling, or murmuring sound: the wind soughing through the pine trees.
n.
2. a sighing, rustling, or murmuring sound.
[before 900; (v.) Middle English swoghen, Old English swōgan to make a noise, c. Old Saxon swōgan;]

sough


Past participle: soughed
Gerund: soughing

Imperative
sough
sough
Present
I sough
you sough
he/she/it soughs
we sough
you sough
they sough
Preterite
I soughed
you soughed
he/she/it soughed
we soughed
you soughed
they soughed
Present Continuous
I am soughing
you are soughing
he/she/it is soughing
we are soughing
you are soughing
they are soughing
Present Perfect
I have soughed
you have soughed
he/she/it has soughed
we have soughed
you have soughed
they have soughed
Past Continuous
I was soughing
you were soughing
he/she/it was soughing
we were soughing
you were soughing
they were soughing
Past Perfect
I had soughed
you had soughed
he/she/it had soughed
we had soughed
you had soughed
they had soughed
Future
I will sough
you will sough
he/she/it will sough
we will sough
you will sough
they will sough
Future Perfect
I will have soughed
you will have soughed
he/she/it will have soughed
we will have soughed
you will have soughed
they will have soughed
Future Continuous
I will be soughing
you will be soughing
he/she/it will be soughing
we will be soughing
you will be soughing
they will be soughing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been soughing
you have been soughing
he/she/it has been soughing
we have been soughing
you have been soughing
they have been soughing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been soughing
you will have been soughing
he/she/it will have been soughing
we will have been soughing
you will have been soughing
they will have been soughing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been soughing
you had been soughing
he/she/it had been soughing
we had been soughing
you had been soughing
they had been soughing
Conditional
I would sough
you would sough
he/she/it would sough
we would sough
you would sough
they would sough
Past Conditional
I would have soughed
you would have soughed
he/she/it would have soughed
we would have soughed
you would have soughed
they would have soughed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sough - make a murmuring sound; "the water was purling"
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise

sough

noun
A low, indistinct, and often continuous sound:
verb
To make a low, continuous, and indistinct sound:
Translations

sough

[saʊ]
A. Nsusurro m
B. VIsusurrar

sough

(liter)
nRauschen nt
vi (wind)rauschen
References in classic literature ?
At seven all was still, But the sough and swing of a mighty wing
The opera proceeded, it was a piece with a storm in it; the mimic thunder began to mutter, the mimic wind began to wail and sough, and the mimic rain to patter.
Save the dull piping of insects and the sough of the leaves, there was silence everywhere--the sweet restful silence of nature.
Peter's heart was so glad that he felt he must sing all day long, just as the birds sing for joy, but, being partly human, he needed an instrument, so he made a pipe of reeds, and he used to sit by the shore of the island of an evening, practising the sough of the wind and the ripple of the water, and catching handfuls of the shine of the moon, and he put them all in his pipe and played them so beautifully that even the birds were deceived, and they would say to each other, "Was that a fish leaping in the water or was it Peter playing leaping fish on his pipe?" and sometimes he played the birth of birds, and then the mothers would turn round in their nests to see whether they had laid an egg.
Peter's heart was so glad that he felt he must sing all day long, just as the birds sing for joy, but, being partly human, he needed in instrument, so he made a pipe of reeds, and he used to sit by the shore of the island of an evening, practising the sough of the wind and the ripple of the water, and catching handfuls of the shine of the moon, and he put them all in his pipe and played them so beautifully that even the birds were deceived, and they would say to each other, "Was that a fish leaping in the water or was it Peter playing leaping fish on his pipe?" and sometimes he played the birth of birds, and then the mothers would turn round in their nests to see whether they had laid an egg.
That evening calm betrayed alike the tinkle of the nearest streams, the sough of the most remote.
I saw a red ornamented title - 'Seventy Times Seven, and the First of the Seventy-First.' A Pious Discourse delivered by the Reverend Jabez Branderham, in the Chapel of Gimmerden Sough.' And while I was, half-consciously, worrying my brain to guess what Jabez Branderham would make of his subject, I sank back in bed, and fell asleep.
Presently they reached many-fountained Ida, mother of wild beasts, and Lectum where they left the sea to go on by land, and the tops of the trees of the forest soughed under the going of their feet.
In his petition, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Raja Pervez Ashraf sough removal of his name from the ECL while his counsel Farooq Naek contended before the bench that since the accountability court's judge, Mohammad Bashir, was on leave and the former PM was scheduled to attend a conference abroad, the court should pass an order to the interior ministry for the removal of his client's name from the ECL.
LAHORE -- The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has sough the intervention of the National Accountability Bureau to resolve matters related to the LDA Avenue-I and five other housing societies.
Sough for comment, Andrea Domingo, Pagcor chair and chief executive said "favorable market forces and good marketing strategies" drove the company's revenues in the first half of the year.
He said that PML-N sough to bring Pakistani politics at a point of no return.