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sighverb [I]

us   /sɑɪ/
to breathe out a deep breath that can be heard, esp. because you are tired, sad, pleased, or bored: Angelica sighed in relief. She sighs again, looking bored. fig. A soft breeze sighed through the trees.

sighnoun [C]

us   /sɑɪ/
the sound of someone taking a deep breath: 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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sighverb [I]

uk   /saɪ/ 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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sighnoun [C]

uk   /saɪ/ 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.
(Definition of sigh from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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