singultus

[ sing-guhl-tuh s ]
/ sɪŋˈgʌl təs /

noun, plural sin·gul·tus·es. Medicine/Medical.

a hiccup.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. singularize,
  2. singularly,
  3. singulary,
  4. singulative,
  5. singultation,
  6. sinh,
  7. sinhailien,
  8. sinhalese,
  9. sinic,
  10. sinical

Also sin·gul·ta·tion [sing-guh l-tey-shuh n] /ˌsɪŋ gəlˈteɪ ʃən/.

Origin of singultus

1745–55; < Latin: sob, dying breath, hiccup

Related formssin·gul·tous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for singultus

singultus

/ (sɪŋˈɡʌltəs) /

noun

a technical name for hiccup

Word Origin for singultus

C18: from Latin, literally: a sob

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Word Origin and History for singultus

singultus

n.

Latin, "a sob; a speech broken by sobs."

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