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sigh

verb [I] uk   us   /saɪ/
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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noun [C] uk   us   /saɪ/
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.
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