verb (used without object)
- a sigh or deep breath.
- a whining, singsong manner of speaking.
- a rumor; unconfirmed report.
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Origin of sough1
OTHER WORDS FROM soughsough·ful·ly, adverbsough·less, adjective
Words nearby sough
Definition for sough (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of sough2
Example sentences from the Web for sough
The first belongs more properly to water-works; the two latter are synonyms applied to town drainage, "Sough" being Lancashire.
Those trees are always sigh-sigh-sighing—more of a sigh than a sough or the 'whoosh' of gum-trees in the wind.Joe Wilson and His Mates|Henry Lawson
He assured me that everything was now at an end, and the sough o' the country would dree the fate o' a seven days' wonder.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX|Alexander Leighton
Cyclona lifted her head to listen to the moan and the sough of the wind.The Way of the Wind|Zoe Anderson Norris
The sough of the wind and the fleeing cloud of night was all they saw or heard.The Dew of Their Youth|S. R. Crockett