Meaning of “hiccup” - Learner’s Dictionary

hiccup

noun [ C ] ( also hiccough) uk us /ˈhɪkʌp/
NOISE

a quick noise you make in your throat when a muscle in your chest moves suddenly:

[ usually plural ] I got hiccups from drinking too quickly.
PROBLEM

a small, temporary problem:

I'm afraid there's been a slight hiccup.

(Definition of “hiccup” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)