What is another word for hiccough?

Pronunciation: [hˈɪkɒf] (IPA)

Hiccough, also spelled as hiccup, is a common and temporary condition that everyone experiences from time to time. Mostly, it happens due to the sudden contraction of the diaphragm muscle that causes an abrupt and involuntary intake of air that gets blocked by the vocal cords, producing the classic "hic" sound. While hiccough is the most common term used to describe this phenomenon, there are numerous other synonyms available. Some of these include "singultus," "hicc," "hick," "hicker," "hic," and "bock." In medical terms, it is also known as "diaphragmatic spasm," "synchronous diaphragmatic flutter," and "myoclonus of the diaphragm".

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Usage examples for Hiccough

On high occasions clergymen and bishops came, there to hiccough and weep over his blessed memory.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell
There was not the slightest animation about Tug, and he sat bolt upright like a post while he talked with slow and measured accent, to avoid another hiccough, and his great eye was usually as motionless as his body.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe
And before he had reached the boat whose oars he heard working rapidly just ahead of him, there was a final swirl and hiccough on the water, and the Tanganyika was gone.
William McFee

Famous quotes with Hiccough

  • When you spend weeks on end close to another person, so close that you know every hiccough, every smell and every scratch on the skin, you either come out of it hating each other or so deep in each other's gut that you can't find a way out. Klara and I were both. Our little love affair had turned into a Siamese-twin relationship. There wasn't any romance in it. There wasn't room enough between us for romance to occur. And yet I knew every inch of Klara, every pore, and every thought, far better than I'd known my own mother. And in the same way: from the womb out. I was surrounded by Klara.
    Frederik Pohl

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