- to let out one's breath audibly, as from sorrow, weariness, or relief.
- to yearn or long; pine.
- to make a sound suggesting a sigh: sighing wind.
- to express or utter with a sigh.
- to lament with sighing.
- the act or sound of sighing.
Origin of sigh
Related Words for sighedmoan, sob, groan, whisper, cry, whistle, murmur, gasp, exhale, howl, blow, sough, pant, roar, grieve, sorrow, lament, whine, respire, wheeze
Examples from the Web for sighed
Contemporary Examples of sighed
When someone explained, she sighed: “I wish that all that would be over soon.”Ukraine’s Home Front Grows War Weary
October 23, 2014
Stittsworth sighed and gazed out the window, whereupon he noticed a male goat mounting a female goat with extreme vigor.The Strange, True Tale of the Old-Timey Goat Testicle-Implanting 'Governor'
September 16, 2014
It was about, as James Bond once sighed to Dr. No, “world domination, the same old story.”Dick Cheney’s Awfulness Is Here to Stay
July 15, 2014
What is wanted is not the sacrifice of their money,” he sighed, “but of their pride.Today’s Wonky Elite Is in Love With the Wrong French Intellectual
April 23, 2014
That was the point in the article where I sighed a deep "thank you" to Prof. Gavison.For Israeli Chief Rabbi: Nobody
July 15, 2013
Historical Examples of sighed
“Nay, he is safe at home, where I would I were,” sighed Kit.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Andy sighed at the thought of stealing through the great halls within.
Andrew, looking from the dull glimmer of his fire to that dead waste, sighed.
And they submitted to this without a murmur; but all sighed for salt!A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
Resting his head upon his hands, he looked upon them and sighed.Life in London
- (intr) to draw in and exhale audibly a deep breath as an expression of weariness, despair, relief, etc
- (intr) to make a sound resembling thistrees sighing in the wind
- (intr often foll by for) to yearn, long, or pine
- (tr) to utter or express with sighing
- the act or sound of sighing
Word Origin for sigh
mid-13c., probably a Middle English back-formation from sighte, past tense of Old English sican "to sigh," perhaps echoic of the sound of sighing. Related: Sighed; sighing.
early 14c., from sigh (v.).