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sigh

verb [I] uk   /saɪ/ us  
B2 to breathe out slowly and noisily, expressing tiredness, 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, soft sound 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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sigh

noun [C] uk   /saɪ/ us  
B2 a slow, noisy breath: He leaned back in his seat with a sigh. "Ah, you're here," she said and heaved/let out/gave a sigh of relief.
Translations of “sigh”
in Korean 한숨 쉬다…
in Arabic يَتَنَهَّد…
in French soupirer…
in Turkish iç çekmek…
in Italian sospirare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 歎息,歎氣, (風穿過樹林時)發出嗚咽聲…
in Russian вздыхать…
in Polish wzdychać…
in Spanish suspirar, susurrar…
in Portuguese suspirar…
in German seufzen…
in Catalan sospirar…
in Japanese ため息をつく…
in Chinese (Simplified) 叹息,叹气, (风穿过树林时)发出呜咽声…
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