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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sigh \Sigh\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sighed; p. pr. & vb. n. Sighing.] [OE. sighen, si?en; cf. also OE. siken, AS. s[imac]can, and OE. sighten, si?ten, sichten, AS. siccettan; all, perhaps, of imitative origin.] 1. To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible respiration, especially as the result or involuntary expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, or the like. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to lament; to grieve. [1913 Webster] He sighed deeply in his spirit. --Mark viii. 12. [1913 Webster] 3. To make a sound like sighing. [1913 Webster] And the coming wind did roar more loud, And the sails did sigh like sedge. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] The winter winds are wearily sighing. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Note: An extraordinary pronunciation of this word as s[imac]th is still heard in England and among the illiterate in the United States. [1913 Webster]




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