Definition of Wheeze

1. Noun. Breathing with a husky or whistling sound.

Generic synonyms: Breathing, External Respiration, Respiration, Ventilation
Derivative terms: Wheezy



2. Verb. Breathe with difficulty.
Generic synonyms: Breathe, Respire, Suspire, Take A Breath

3. Noun. (Briticism) a clever or amusing scheme or trick. "A clever wheeze probably succeeded in neutralizing the German espionage threat"

Definition of Wheeze

1. v. i. To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.

2. n. A piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.

3. v. i. To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.

4. n. A piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.

Definition of Wheeze

1. Noun. A piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration. ¹

2. Noun. An ordinary whisper exaggerated so as to produce the hoarse sound known as the "stage whisper"; a forcible whisper with some admixture of tone. ¹

3. Noun. (British slang) An ulterior scheme or plan ¹

4. Noun. (slang) Something very humorous or laughable. ¹

5. Verb. To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wheeze

1. to breathe with a whistling sound [v WHEEZED, WHEEZING, WHEEZES]

Medical Definition of Wheeze

1. To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma. "Wheezing lungs." Origin: OE. Whesen, AS. Hwsan (cf. Icel. Hvaesa to hiss, Sw. Hvasa, Dan. Hvaese); akin to AS. Hwsta a cough, D. Hoest, G. Husten, OHG. Huosto, Icel. Hsti, Lith. Kosti to cough, Skr. Ks. Cf. Husky hoarse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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