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verb sigh pronunciation in British English /saɪ/
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present tense
present participlesighing
past tensesighed
past participlesighed
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to breathe out slowly making a long soft sound, especially because you are disappointed, tired, annoyed, or relaxed
    sigh heavily/wearily/deeply: Jan sighed heavily and shook her head.
    sigh happily/contentedly: Sighing contentedly, Beth settled down in her comfortable chair.
    sigh with relief/satisfaction/regret etc: Doug heard him sigh softly with relief.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to say something with a sigh
      ‘I wish you had told me earlier,’ she sighed.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] if the wind sighs, it makes a long soft low sound
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