Snore
Snore \Snore\, n. A harsh nasal noise made in sleep. [1913 Webster]

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  • Snore — (sn[=o]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Snored} (sn[=o]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Snoring}.] [OE. snoren, AS. snora a snoring; akin to LG. snoren, snorken, snurken, to snore, D. snorken, G. schnarchen to snore, schnarren to rattle, MHG. snarren, Sw. snarka to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snore — [sno: US sno:r] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: From the sound] to breathe in a noisy way through your mouth and nose while you are asleep ▪ He could hear the old man snoring. >snore[i] n ▪ I heard a snore and knew he d fallen asleep …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snore — (v.) mid 15c., probably related to snort and both probably of imitative origin (Cf. Du. snorken, M.H.G. snarchen, Ger. schnarchen, Swed. snarka). Related: Snored; snoring. The noun is from c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • snore — [v] make sounds when sleeping breathe heavily, saw logs*, saw wood*, sleep, snort, snuffle, wheeze; concepts 77,315 …   New thesaurus

  • snore — ► NOUN ▪ a snorting or grunting sound in a person s breathing while they are asleep. ► VERB ▪ make such a sound while asleep. DERIVATIVES snorer noun. ORIGIN probably imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • snore — [snôr] vi. snored, snoring [ME snoren: see SNARL1] to breathe, while asleep, with harsh sounds caused by vibration of the soft palate, usually with the mouth open n. the act or sound of snoring snorer n …   English World dictionary

  • snore — I n. a loud snore II v. to snore loudly * * * [snɔː] a loud snore to snore loudly …   Combinatory dictionary

  • snore — I UK [snɔː(r)] / US [snɔr] verb [intransitive] Word forms snore : present tense I/you/we/they snore he/she/it snores present participle snoring past tense snored past participle snored to breathe noisily while you sleep II UK [snɔː(r)] / US… …   English dictionary

  • snore — verb ADVERB ▪ loudly, noisily ▪ gently, lightly, quietly, softly ▪ She was asleep in a chair and snoring gently. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • snore — [14] Like snort [14] (which originally meant ‘snore’), snore goes back ultimately to a prehistoric Germanic base *snor , imitative of the sound it represents. From the same source came German schnarchen ‘snore’, which produced the German dialect… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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