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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • snuffling — noun A breathy noise; a snuffle …   Wiktionary

  • snuffling — 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

  • snuffling — adjective liable to sniffle • Syn: ↑sniffly, ↑snuffly • Similar to: ↑tearful • Derivationally related forms: ↑snuffle (for: ↑snuffly), ↑ …   Useful english 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

  • snuffle — [c]/ˈsnʌfəl / (say snufuhl) verb (snuffled, snuffling) –verb (i) 1. to draw air into the nose for the purpose of smelling something. 2. to draw the breath or mucus through the nostrils in an audible or noisy manner. 3. to speak through the nose… …   Australian English dictionary

  • snuffle — [snuf′əl] vi. snuffled, snuffling [freq. of SNUFF2, v.] 1. to breathe audibly and with difficulty or by constant sniffing, as a dog in trailing; sniff or sniffle 2. to speak or sing in a nasal tone 3. Rare to whine vt. to utter by …   English World dictionary

  • Snivel — Sniv el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniveled}or {Snivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniveling} or {Snivelling}.] [OE. snivelen, snevelen, snuvelen, freg. of sneven. See {Sniff}, and cf. {Snuffle}.] 1. To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sniveled — Snivel Sniv el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniveled}or {Snivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniveling} or {Snivelling}.] [OE. snivelen, snevelen, snuvelen, freg. of sneven. See {Sniff}, and cf. {Snuffle}.] 1. To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sniveling — Snivel Sniv el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniveled}or {Snivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniveling} or {Snivelling}.] [OE. snivelen, snevelen, snuvelen, freg. of sneven. See {Sniff}, and cf. {Snuffle}.] 1. To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snivelled — Snivel Sniv el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniveled}or {Snivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniveling} or {Snivelling}.] [OE. snivelen, snevelen, snuvelen, freg. of sneven. See {Sniff}, and cf. {Snuffle}.] 1. To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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