hiccup definition

  • noun:
    • A spasm for the diaphragm resulting in an instant, involuntary inhalation which ended because of the unexpected closing of glottis and accompanied by a-sharp, distinctive sound.
    • An attack of the spasms. Usually combined with the.
    • The sound created by these types of a spasm or an audio resembling it: "the urgent hiccup of a police siren” ( John Updike).
    • A spasm associated with diaphragm, or perhaps the resulting noise.
    • a setback.
    • a fast, involuntary, inspiratory action of diaphragm brought instantly to an end by an involuntary closing associated with glottis; the love of having such spasms: within the latter feeling generally speaking when you look at the plural: because, to truly have the hiccups.
    • (usually plural) the state of having response spasms of the diaphragm followed by an immediate closing of this glottis creating an audible noise; occasionally an indicator of indigestion
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to create a hiccup or a sound like a hiccup.
    • having an attack of hiccups.
  • verb:
    • To have the hiccups.
    • breathe spasmodically, and make an audio
  • others:
    • to-be affected using hiccups; make the noise of a hiccup.
    • to state, pronounce, or call out with an utterance interrupted by hiccups, as one who's intoxicated.

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