Definitions for: Snuffle


[n] the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
[v] cry or whine with snuffling; "Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!"
[v] snuff up mucus through the nose
[v] sniff or smell inquiringly



Webster (1913) Definition: Snuf"fle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Snuffled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Snuffling.] [Freq. of snuff, v.i.; akin to LG. snuffeln,
G. schn["u]ffeln, D. snuffeln, Dan. sn["o]vle. Cf.
Sniffle.]
To speak through the nose; to breathe through the nose when
it is obstructed, so as to make a broken sound.

One clad in purple Eats, and recites some lamentable
rhyme . . . Snuffling at nose, and croaking in his
throat. --Dryden.


Snuf"fle, n.
1. The act of snuffing; a sound made by the air passing
through the nose when obstructed.

This dread sovereign, Breath, in its passage, gave a
snort or snuffle. --Coleridge.

2. An affected nasal twang; hence, cant; hypocrisy.

3. pl. Obstruction of the nose by mucus; nasal catarrh of
infants or children. [Colloq.]

Synonyms: blub, blubber, sniffle, sniffle, snivel, snivel, snuff

See Also: breathe in, breathing, cry, external respiration, inhale, inspire, respiration, smell, ventilation, weep

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