Definitions of sigh

  1. utter with a sigh
  2. an utterance made by exhaling audibly
  3. a sound like a person sighing; " she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees"
  4. heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily; " She sighed sadly"
  5. To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible respiration, especially as the result or involuntary expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, or the like.
  6. Hence, to lament; to grieve.
  7. To make a sound like sighing.
  8. To exhale ( the breath) in sighs.
  9. To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.
  10. To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.
  11. A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing.
  12. Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lanent.
  13. To breathe deeply and audibly as a result of fatigue, sorrow, etc.; lament; to make a sound like sighing; as, the winds sigh; to yearn: with for; as, the nations sighed for peace.
  14. A deep, audible breath, expressing sorrow, anxiety, etc.
  15. 1. To make an audible inspiration and expiration under the influence of some emotion. 2. A deep inspiration, made involuntarily under the influence of some emotion, followed by an audible expiration.
  16. Prolonged single inspiration and expiration.
  17. To inhale and respire with a long, deep, and audible breathing, as in grief: to sound like sighing.
  18. To express by sighs.
  19. A long, deep, audible respiration.
  20. A deep, audible respiration.
  21. To give a deep, audible breathing; lament; long.
  22. To utter a sigh; lament.
  23. To yearn; long.
  24. A deep respiration, as in sorrow.
  25. A single deep respiration; the involuntary inhaling of a large quantity of air, under some overpowering emotion, and the sudden emission of it.
  26. To lament; to mourn; to express by sighs.
  27. To utter a sigh.
  28. A deep, long- drawn, and audible respiration, as in grief or pain.
  29. To express by sighs; to inhale and expire a long breath audibly, as in grief or pain.

Antonyms for sigh

crack-up, break up.

Quotes of sigh

  1. The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh – Minna Antrim
  2. Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people. – John Desmond Bernal
  3. To sigh yet not recede; to grieve, yet not repent. – George Crabbe
  4. That sort of half sigh which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society. – Charles Dickens
  5. When I hear somebody sigh 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?' – Sydney J. Harris
  6. So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish, that he did not only sigh but roar. – Matthew Henry
  7. All morning they watched for the plane which they thought would be looking for them. They cursed war in general and PTs in particular. At about ten o'clock the hulk heaved a moist sigh and turned turtle. – John Hersey
  8. This programme to stop nuclear by 2020 is just crazy. If there were a nuclear war, and humanity were wiped out, the Earth would breathe a sigh of relief. – James Lovelock
  9. God is an unutterable sigh planted in the depths of the soul. – Jean Paul
  10. Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body. – George Santayana
  11. Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh There's so little hope for advancement. – Charles M. Schulz
  12. Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation. Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate, robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures. – David K. Shipler
  13. The sigh of History rises over ruins, not over landscapes, and in the Antilles there are few ruins to sigh over, apart from the ruins of sugar estates and abandoned forts. – Derek Walcott

Usage examples for sigh

  1. " Well, I just couldn't," said the Girl with a sigh – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. " But now I must really go along to the house, old fellow," he said, with a sigh – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  3. A sigh of relief followed the question. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  4. He gave a little sigh and walked on in deep thought. – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  5. Martin: Was it a sigh – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  6. I'm sorry I forgot myself, returned Charlie, with a sigh – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  7. But"- with a sigh I am better now." – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  8. Peter gave a great sigh – Mrs. Peter Rabbit by Thornton W. Burgess
  9. There was a long silence, broken at last by the old priest's deep sigh – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
  10. " She has gone out," said Madame, with a sigh – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
  11. " That's right," cried the captain, with a sigh of relief. – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  12. " I suppose so," I said, as I heard Mary give a low sigh – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  13. It was a sigh of relief. – The-Burgess-Animal-Book-for-Children by Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo)
  14. " If it hadn't been for poor old Dad," she would say to herself and sigh – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  15. " Then I'll go," said Russ Bunker, with a sigh – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope
  16. Then the maiden came to herself, with a sigh – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
  17. Doctor Dorn gave a big sigh and said he understood. – Out of the Earth by George Edrich
  18. Then she drew a long sigh – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  19. " All right," replied Jimmie, with a sigh – Boy Scouts in an Airship by G. Harvey Ralphson
  20. I never heard anything like it, she finished with a sigh – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond

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