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English definition of “hiccup”

hiccup

noun (NOISE) (also hiccough)     /ˈhɪk.ʌp/
[C usually plural] a loud noise that you make in the throat without wanting to, caused by a sudden tightening of a muscle just below the chest and usually happening repeatedlyNoises made by the body the hiccups [plural] a series of hiccups: I've got the hiccups. an attack of the hiccupsNoises made by the body
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