sigh [-ing] n
OE < siche < MD sike, to draw breath.
- 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.
- Sound; noise.
sigh [-ing, -s] v
see sigh, n.
- Emit; heave a long breath; suffer a deep single respiration; [fig.] express sorrow.
- Wish; long ardently; express desire by sighing.
- Make sound suggestive of a human breath.
- Spend; consume time.
- Speak with a deep breath.
- Be sorry; feel sorrow.