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noun [countable] sigh pronunciation in British English /saɪ/
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  1. Sound effect a slow breath out that makes a long soft sound, especially because you are disappointed, tired, annoyed, or relaxed

    ‘I’ll wait,’ he said with a sigh.

    a sigh of relief/pleasure/contentment/satisfaction:

    With a little sigh of pleasure, she sat up in bed and looked at the stunning view from her window.

    a sigh of exasperation/resignation/impatience/disappointment:

    His only reaction to the news was a sigh of disappointment.

    breathe/let out/give/heave a sigh:

    She let out a deep sigh.



a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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