wheezy
adjective (wheezier; -est) Date: 1818 1. inclined to wheeze 2. having a wheezing sound <
a wheezy cough
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<
the wheezy call of a phoebe
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wheezily adverbwheeziness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wheezy — Wheez y, a. Breathing with difficulty and with a wheeze; wheezing. Used also figuratively. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wheezy — 1818, from WHEEZE (Cf. wheeze) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Wheezily; wheeziness …   Etymology dictionary

  • wheezy — [hwē′zē, wē′zē] adj. wheezier, wheeziest wheezing or characterized by wheezing wheezily adv …   English World dictionary

  • wheezy — wheez|y [ˈwi:zi] adj making a noisy sound in your throat or chest, because you cannot breathe easily ▪ You sound wheezy. ▪ a wheezy cough >wheezily adv >wheeziness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wheezy — wheez|y [ wizi, hwizi ] adjective a wheezy noise sounds as if it is made by someone who has difficulty breathing: the wheezy thump of the engines …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wheezy — adjective wheezing or making a wheezing sound: You sound wheezy. | a wheezy cough wheezily adverb wheeziness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wheezy — UK [ˈwiːzɪ] / US [ˈwɪzɪ] / US [ˈhwɪzɪ] adjective a wheezy noise sounds as if it is made by someone who has difficulty breathing the wheezy thump of the engines …   English dictionary

  • wheezy — wheezily, adv. wheeziness, n. /hwee zee, wee /, adj., wheezier, wheeziest. afflicted with or characterized by wheezing: wheezy breathing. [1810 20; WHEEZE + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • wheezy — [[t](h)wi͟ːzi[/t]] ADJ GRADED A wheezy cough or laugh comes from someone who has difficulty breathing, so it makes a whistling sound …   English dictionary

  • wheezy — adjective (wheezier, wheeziest) making the sound of a person wheezing: a wheezy laugh. Derivatives wheezily adverb wheeziness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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