What is another word for Hiccoughs?

Pronunciation: [hˈɪkɒfz] (IPA)

Hiccoughs, also known as hiccups, are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm muscle that result in a sudden and noisy inhalation of air. There are various synonyms for hiccoughs, including singultus, which is a medical term, and also yawns, burps and belches. Hiccups can often be stopped by simple remedies such as holding one's breath, drinking water, or being startled. However, persistent hiccoughs can be a sign of a more serious underlying health issue and should be addressed by a medical professional. Regardless of what you call them, hiccoughs are an annoying and sometimes painful nuisance that we all experience from time to time.

What are the hypernyms for Hiccoughs?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    respiratory disorder, spasm, Abnormal breathing, Repetitive contractions, involuntary reflex, respiratory symptom.

Usage examples for Hiccoughs

And all at once she saw Aunt Petherick-the blackest mourner there, with crape veils trailing to the ground, a red face down which the tears streamed in rivers; sobbing so that the sobs sounded like the most violent Hiccoughs; really almost as much noise as the soldiers' gun.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell
The bottle was handed over, and the rare old scoundrel helped himself to a full glass of its contents, drinking as deliberately as he had talked, apparently taking nine big swallows without breathing, at the same time thinking of the one he loved the best, as a means of curing the Hiccoughs.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe
I've got the Hiccoughs.
"Just So Stories"
Rudyard Kipling

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