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"sigh" in British English

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sighverb [I]

uk   /saɪ/  us   /saɪ/
B2 to ​breathe out ​slowly and ​noisily, ​expressingtiredness, ​sadness, ​pleasure, etc.: She sighed ​deeply and ​sat down. [+ speech] "I ​wish he was here," she sighed (= she said with a sigh).
If the ​wind sighs, it makes a ​long, ​softsound as it ​moves through ​trees: I ​lay on my back, ​listening to the ​sound of the ​wind sighing in the ​trees.

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sighnoun [C]

uk   /saɪ/  us   /saɪ/
B2 a ​slow, ​noisybreath: He ​leaned back in his ​seat with a sigh. "Ah, you're here," she said and heaved/​let out/gave a sigh of ​relief.
(Definition of sigh from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sighverb [I]

 us   /sɑɪ/
to ​breathe out a ​deepbreath that can be ​heard, esp. because you are ​tired, ​sad, ​pleased, or ​bored: Angelica sighed in ​relief. She sighs again, ​lookingbored. fig. A ​softbreeze sighed through the ​trees.

sighnoun [C]

 us   /sɑɪ/
the ​sound of someone taking a ​deepbreath: You could ​hear an ​occasional sigh from the ​crowd.
(Definition of sigh from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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