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synonyms for wheezing

  • cough
  • gasp
  • hiss
  • puff
  • snore
  • buzz
  • murmur
  • pant
  • rasp
  • sibilate
  • whisper
  • whistle
  • catch one's breath
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How to use wheezing in a sentence

The boy at the bellows has already pumped the wind-chest full, and there is a wheezing sound of escaping air.
BY BIRTH A LADYGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
Freckles lay whiter than the coverlet, his staring eyes on the ceiling and his breath wheezing between dry lips.
FRECKLESGENE STRATTON-PORTER
When there is a strong current of breath, and the opening is very narrow, we call it "wheezing."
THE SOUNDS OF SPOKEN ENGLISHWALTER RIPPMANN
His attention was attracted by the loud wheezing that accompanied each blow that the whale made when he came up for air.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, JULY 1899VARIOUS
"Bless your good 'art, my dear," the globular lady was wheezing into the ear of the mock bride.
THE INCREDIBLE HONEYMOONE. NESBIT
I heard hard, wheezing breaths somewhere behind me, but in the excitement I didn't pay any attention to them.
TALES OF LONELY TRAILSZANE GREY
A vertiginous faintness brought him half tumbling and half rolling back into his chair, wheezing and moist with sweat.
THE SHADOWARTHUR STRINGER
I heard all at once a sudden wheezing and biting of the wheels striking on some peculiar ground; at the same time shouts of Stop!
LILLIAN MORRIS, AND OTHER STORIESHENRYK SIENKIEWICZ
And sure enough, from the left came a wheezing grind of a car making a heavy grade.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, JULY, 1931VARIOUS
He could hear nothing save the pounding of his own heart, and the wheezing of his breath, thick and laboured.
WEST WIND DRIFTGEORGE BARR MCCUTCHEON
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WORDS RELATED TO WHEEZING

  • gasping
  • panting
  • respiratory
  • wheezing
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