sigh [-ing] n

OE < siche < MD sike, to draw breath.

  1. Single deep respiration; a long breath; the inhaling of a larger quantity of air than usual, and the sudden emission of it, and esp. Indicating or expressing dejection, grief, weariness, longing, pain, or relief.
  2. Sound; noise.

sigh [-ing, -s] v

see sigh, n.

  1. Emit; heave a long breath; suffer a deep single respiration; [fig.] express sorrow.
  2. Wish; long ardently; express desire by sighing.
  3. Make sound suggestive of a human breath.
  4. Spend; consume time.
  5. Speak with a deep breath.
  6. Be sorry; feel sorrow.