Hiccough \Hic"cough\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hiccoughed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hiccoughing}.] To have a hiccough or hiccoughs. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hiccough — Hic cough (?; 277), n. [OE. hickup, hicket, hickock; prob. of imitative origin; cf. D. & Dan. hik, Sw. hicka, Armor. hak, hik, W. ig, F. hoquet.] (Physiol.) A modified respiratory movement; a spasmodic inspiration, consisting of a sudden… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hiccough — 1620s, variant of HICCUP (Cf. hiccup) (q.v.) by mistaken association with cough …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hiccough — A hiccough is an extraordinary type of breathing movement involving a sudden intake of air (inspiration) due to an involuntary contraction of the diaphragm accompanied by closure of the vocal apparatus (glottis) of the larynx. A hiccough is also… …   Medical dictionary

  • hiccough — See hiccup, hiccough …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • hiccough — I noun (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion how do you cure the hiccups? • Syn: ↑hiccup, ↑singultus •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hiccough — I. noun see hiccup I II. intransitive verb see hiccup II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hiccough — see hiccup …   English dictionary

  • hiccough — hic·cough || hɪkÊŒp n. involuntary spasms of the diaphragm and throat muscles accompanied by an abrupt sound (also hiccup) v. make a hiccoughing noise; suffer from an attack of hiccoughs (spasmodic inhalation accompanied by an abrupt sound) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hiccough — See: hiccup I …   English dictionary

  • hiccough —   Mauli awa …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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