hiccup - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈhɪkʌp/
singularhiccup
pluralhiccups
singularhiccough
pluralhiccoughs

or hiccough 

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  1. 1

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    a short repeated sound that you make in your throat without intending to, usually because you have been eating or drinking too quickly
  2. 2
    informal a small problem or a problem that causes a short delay

    We have had a few hiccups with the power supply.