Meaning of “sniffle” in the English Dictionary

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sniffleverb [ I ]

us /ˈsnɪf·əl/

to take in air through the nose repeatedly in a way that others can hear, usually because you are crying or because you have a cold:

I could hear her sniffling into her handkerchief.

snifflenoun [ C ]

us /ˈsnɪf·əl/

The sniffles is a slight cold.

(Definition of “sniffle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)