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He heard a smothered cough from one of the waiting men, a horse blow in a kind of wheeze.
Of course he had the wheeze all wrong and I saw that he should be in bed.
Get the whine out of your voice and breathe with a wheeze—like this; get up the nearest approach to a deathrattle that you can.
She was so weak in the chest you could hear her wheeze as far as you could see her.
They desire to describe it; some try, passionately; but they only wheeze and look as though they might explode.
I'm the biggest giddy fool at that kind of wheeze that ever lived.
I see,' repeated he, staring that way; 'but I think (puff) that's a mere (wheeze) occupation road, leading to (gasp) nowhere.'
Snuffle and wheeze—snuffle and wheeze of the asthmatic Chinamans breathing.
He presently began to cough, and when he sought to reply to a question he could only wheeze.
mid-15c., probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse hvoesa "to hiss," Danish hvæse) cognate with Old English hwæst "act of blowing," hwosan "to cough," from an imitative root. Related: Wheezed; wheezing. The noun is first recorded 1834.
v. wheezed, wheez·ing, wheez·es
To breathe with difficulty, producing a hoarse whistling sound. n.
A wheezing sound.
An old joke; chestnut: even remembered a wheeze I pulled/ this tired little wheeze
[1864+; origin unknown; perhaps fr a wheezing delivery used by clowns in telling jokes; the earliest attested use refers to a circus clown's joke]