Synonyms for wheezing

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A wheezing and coughing and clanking of keys interrupted the proceedings.

The wheezing respiration of a human breast disturbed the silence.

In some of these men were already asleep, breathing hard, snoring and wheezing.

"I will obey you," the fellow answered, in a wheezing whisper.

The only sound in the room was the wheezing of the girl on the bed.

He plunged a few yards up the slope, and stopped, wheezing and blowing.

Frank tried to speak, but he could not utter more than a wheezing whisper.

The organ is asthmatic and the wheezing gets on my gray matter.

Damn the woman with her whining, wheezing letters, 'Do give me time—I'll pay in time.'

When I got there, I found him all doubled up with asthma, wheezing like a grampus.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse hvoesa "to hiss," Danish hvæse) cognate with Old English hwæst "act of blowing," hwosan "to cough," from an imitative root. Related: Wheezed; wheezing. The noun is first recorded 1834.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WHEEZING

breathing

adjectiverespiring
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