Snuffled
Snuffle Snuf"fle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Snuffled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snuffling}.] [Freq. of snuff, v.i.; akin to LG. snuffeln, G. schn["u]ffeln, D. snuffeln, Dan. sn["o]vle. Cf. {Sniffle}.] To speak through the nose; to breathe through the nose when it is obstructed, so as to make a broken sound. [1913 Webster]

One clad in purple Eats, and recites some lamentable rhyme . . . Snuffling at nose, and croaking in his throat. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • snuffled — snuf·fle || snÊŒfl n. inhale, breathing in for the purpose of smelling; audible inhalation, sniffle; whine, nasal tone of voice v. whine, speak with a nasal tone of voice; inhale, breathe in for the purpose of smelling; sniffle loudly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • snuffle — [[t]snʌ̱f(ə)l[/t]] snuffles, snuffling, snuffled VERB If a person or an animal snuffles, they breathe in noisily through their nose, for example because they have a cold. She snuffled and wiped her nose on the back of her hand. Syn: sniffle …   English dictionary

  • snuffle — UK [ˈsnʌf(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms snuffle : present tense I/you/we/they snuffle he/she/it snuffles present participle snuffling past tense snuffled past participle snuffled to breathe noisily through your nose, for example… …   English dictionary

  • Snuffle — Snuf fle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Snuffled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snuffling}.] [Freq. of snuff, v.i.; akin to LG. snuffeln, G. schn[ u]ffeln, D. snuffeln, Dan. sn[ o]vle. Cf. {Sniffle}.] To speak through the nose; to breathe through the nose when it is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snuffling — Snuffle Snuf fle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Snuffled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snuffling}.] [Freq. of snuff, v.i.; akin to LG. snuffeln, G. schn[ u]ffeln, D. snuffeln, Dan. sn[ o]vle. Cf. {Sniffle}.] To speak through the nose; to breathe through the nose… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snuffle — I. verb (snuffled; snuffling) Etymology: akin to Dutch snuffelen to snuffle more at snivel Date: circa 1600 intransitive verb 1. to snuff or sniff usually audibly and repeatedly 2. to breathe through an obstructed nose with a sniffing sound 3. to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • snuffle — snuffler, n. snufflingly, adv. snuffly, adj. /snuf euhl/, v., snuffled, snuffling, n. v.i. 1. to draw air into the nose for the purpose of smelling something; snuff. 2. to draw the breath or mucus through the nostrils in an audible or noisy… …   Universalium

  • greed — 01. The collective [greed] of mankind has resulted in a planet where our resources are being used up at an alarming rate. 02. His endless [greed] has made him an angry, unsatisfied person. 03. Casinos are the realm of hope, and [greed]. 04. Too… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • snuffle — snuf|fle [ˈsnʌfəl] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from [i]Dutch snuffelen] to breathe noisily through your nose, sometimes because you are crying ▪ The little boys snuffled in their sleep …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snuffle — 1580s, from Du. or Flem. snuffelen to sniff about, pry, related to Du. and Flem. snuffen to sniff (see SNUFF (Cf. snuff) (2)). Related: Snuffled; snuffling …   Etymology dictionary

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