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wheez·y

 (wē′zē, hwē′-)
adj. wheez·i·er, wheez·i·est
1. Given to wheezing.
2. Producing a wheezing sound.

wheez′i·ly adv.
wheez′i·ness n.
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wheez•y

(ˈʰwi zi, ˈwi-)

adj. wheez•i•er, wheez•i•est.
afflicted with or characterized by wheezing.
[1810–20]
wheez′i•ly, adv.
wheez′i•ness, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wheezy - having a tone of a reed instrument
noisy - full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog"
2.wheezy - relating to breathing with a whistling soundwheezy - relating to breathing with a whistling sound
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
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Translations
ضيق التَّنَفُّس
pibende
lihegõziháló
sem er meî asma/öndunarörîugleika
dýchavičný
hırıltılı

wheezy

hwiːzi] adj [breath] → sifflant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

wheezy

adj (+er) old manmit pfeifendem Atem; breathpfeifend; voice, coughkeuchend; carkeuchend, schnaufend; to have a wheezy chestkeuchend atmen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

wheezy

[ˈwiːzɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person) → chi respira con affanno; (breath) → sibilante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

wheeze

(wiːz) verb
to breathe with a hissing sound and with difficulty.
noun
such a sound.
ˈwheezy adjective
ˈwheezily adverb
ˈwheeziness noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Still, though Tiare was old and fat, on occasion we rolled back the Brussels carpet, brought in the maids and one or two friends of Tiare's, and danced, though now to the wheezy music of a gramaphone.
They could not make these out at first, but as they became louder our friends thought they heard a sort of music like that made by a wheezy hand-organ; the music fell upon their ears in this way:
"How poor indeed is man," thought he in his heart, "how ugly, how wheezy, how full of hidden shame!
How the junior partner of Hobbs and Dobbs leads her smiling to the carriage with the lozenge upon it, and the fat wheezy coachman!
Winnie's mother was a stout, wheezy woman, with a large brown face.
One corpulent slow boy, with a wheezy manner of breathing, ventured the answer, Because he wouldn't paper a room at all, but would paint it.
There was a small piano in this room, a clattery, wheezy, asthmatic thing, certainly the very worst miscarriage in the way of a piano that the world has seen.
I take no interest in creeping round dim and chilly churches behind wheezy old men, and reading epitaphs.
So Fred was gratified with nearly an hour's practice of "Ar hyd y nos," "Ye banks and braes," and other favorite airs from his "Instructor on the Flute;" a wheezy performance, into which he threw much ambition and an irrepressible hopefulness.
Three dead men lay huddled together in front of them: while a fourth, with the blood squirting from a severed vessel, lay back with updrawn knees, breathing in wheezy gasps.
But the wheezy old Station-Master happened to be close behind me: he wasn't good for much, poor old man, but he was good for this; and, before I could turn round, he had the child clasped in his arms, saved from the certain death she was rushing to.
When she went to her country-place at Prebaudet, she drove there in an old wicker carriole, hung on two straps of white leather, drawn by a wheezy mare, and scarcely protected by two leather curtains rusty with age.