Definition of Snoring

1. Noun. The act of snoring or producing a snoring sound.

Exact synonyms: Snore, Stertor
Generic synonyms: Breathing, External Respiration, Respiration, Ventilation
Derivative terms: Snore, Snore, Stertorous



Definition of Snoring

1. n. The act of respiring through the open mouth so that the currents of inspired and expired air cause a vibration of the uvula and soft palate, thus giving rise to a sound more or less harsh. It is usually unvoluntary, but may be produced voluntarily.

Definition of Snoring

1. Noun. The action or sound of breathing during sleep with harsh, snorting noises caused by vibration of the soft palate. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of snore) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snoring

1. snore [v] - See also: snore

Medical Definition of Snoring

1. The act of respiring through the open mouth so that the currents of inspired and expired air cause a vibration of the uvula and soft palate, thus giving rise to a sound more or less harsh. It is usually unvoluntary, but may be produced voluntarily. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snoring

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snoozier
snooziest
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snoozing
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snoozles
snoozling
snoozy
snore
snored
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snorers
snores
snoring (current term)
snoring rail
snoring rails
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snorkel
snorkel breather
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snorkelers
snorkeling
snorkelled
snorkeller
snorkellers
snorkelling

Literary usage of Snoring

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1880)
"beast, asleep and snoring with a dull and indefinite rumble. Every now and then we passed over a glade, and I saw the jagged outline of the shadow projected ..."

2. The Life and Acts of John Whitgift, D.D., the Third and Last Lord Archbishop by John Strype (1821)
"snoring, Alborough, Dr. Willoughby's livings; deprived of both, and why. ... Among others, he enjoyed the benefices of snoring and Alborough, in Suffolk: to ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"How rich I was while I was snoring, last night ; and when I woke 1 was as poor as good" I can guess," groaned St. Giles. fell true—11 belief in her ..."

4. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"... raised an estate by snoring; but then he is represented to have slept what the common people call ..."

5. The Idler: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Jerome Klapka Jerome, Robert Barr, Arthur Lawrence, Sidney Herbert Sime (1896)
"You'll now point out the man you charge with snoring, and I'll tell you right here, ... I can't tell you the precise man who was snoring,' said the J ew, ..."

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