SIGH: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for SIGH?

Need another word that means the same as “sigh”? Find 23 synonyms and 30 related words for “sigh” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Sigh” are: suspire, breathe out, exhale, rustle, whisper, murmur, sough, yearn, long, pine, ache, languish, carry a torch, suspiration, breath, breathing out, moan, whoosh, whir, swish

Sigh as a Noun

Definitions of "Sigh" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “sigh” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • A long, deep audible exhalation expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or similar.
  • An utterance made by exhaling audibly.
  • A gentle sound resembling a sigh, especially one made by the wind.
  • A sound like a person sighing.

Synonyms of "Sigh" as a noun (10 Words)

breathThe process of taking in and expelling air during breathing.
There wasn t a breath of air in the room.
breathing outThe bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation.
moanA sound resembling a human moan.
The moan of the wind in the chimneys.
murmurA softly spoken or almost inaudible utterance.
The distant murmur of traffic.
rustleA light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind.
There was a rustle in the undergrowth behind her.
soughA moaning, whistling, or rushing sound as made by the wind in the trees or the sea.
suspirationAn utterance made by exhaling audibly.
swishA rapid swinging movement.
He could hear the swish of a distant car.
whirA whirring sound.
The whir of the projector.
whooshThe noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid.
There was a big whoosh of air.

Usage Examples of "Sigh" as a noun

  • The councils heaved a sigh of relief when they saved over £6m between them.
  • She heard the sigh of the wind in the trees.
  • She let out a long sigh of despair.
  • Except for the sigh of the wind, it was very quiet.

Sigh as a Verb

Definitions of "Sigh" as a verb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “sigh” as a verb can have the following definitions:

  • Feel a deep yearning for (someone or something lost, unattainable, or distant.
  • Emit a long, deep audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or similar.
  • (of the wind or something through which the wind blows) make a sound resembling a sigh.
  • Utter with a sigh.
  • Heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily.

Synonyms of "Sigh" as a verb (13 Words)

acheBe the source of pain.
She ached for his touch.
breathe outDraw air into, and expel out of, the lungs.
carry a torchMove while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one’s hands or on one’s body.
exhaleBreathe out.
He exhaled the smoke towards the ceiling.
languishLose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief.
She still languished after Richard.
longDesire strongly or persistently.
murmurMake a low continuous sound.
Nina murmured an excuse and hurried away.
pineHave a desire for something or someone who is not present.
rustleMove or act quickly or energetically; hustle.
A nurse rustled in.
soughMake a murmuring sound.
The soughing of the wind in the canopy of branches.
suspireHeave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily.
We only live only suspire Consumed by either fire or fire.
whisperSpeak softly; in a low voice.
It was whispered that he would soon die.
yearnHave affection for; feel tenderness for.
She yearned for a glimpse of him.

Usage Examples of "Sigh" as a verb

  • A breeze made the treetops sigh.
  • She sighed sadly.
  • Harry sank into a chair and sighed with relief.
  • He sighed for days gone by.

Associations of "Sigh" (30 Words)

angry(of a wound or sore) red and inflamed.
The wild angry sea.
choleric(in medieval medicine) having choler as the predominant bodily humour.
Men of the choleric type take to kicking and smashing.
croakOf a person make a sound similar to a croak when speaking or laughing.
The frogs settled in the shade croaking happily.
enragedMarked by extreme anger.
An enraged mob screamed abuse.
exasperatedGreatly annoyed; out of patience.
Had an exasperated look on his face.
furiousFull of anger or energy; violent or intense.
A furious battle.
furiouslyIn a manner marked by extreme or violent energy.
I was furiously opposed to the cuts.
furyThe hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals.
In a fury he lashed the horse on.
groanAn utterance expressing pain or disapproval.
Families groaning under mortgage increases.
growlThe sound of growling as made by animals.
Keep out of this he growled.
gutturalOf a manner of speech characterized by the use of guttural sounds.
A guttural voice.
indignantAngered at something unjust or wrong.
He was indignant at being the object of suspicion.
infuriatedMarked by extreme anger.
Infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy.
irascibleQuickly aroused to anger.
An irascible response.
irateFeeling or characterized by great anger.
A barrage of irate letters.
ireBelligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins.
The plans provoked the ire of conservationists.
irritatedShowing or feeling slight anger; annoyed.
The irritated look on Alec s face.
moanA sound resembling a human moan.
We listen to the fierce Achilles moaning for his mistress.
moodA temporary state of mind or feeling.
He was obviously in a mood.
outragedAngered at something unjust or wrong.
A look of outraged disbelief.
rageA widespread temporary enthusiasm or fashion.
She fell into a rage and refused to answer.
rancorA feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will.
resentfulFull of or marked by resentment or indignant ill will.
He was angry and resentful of their intrusion.
scowlFrown with displeasure.
She scowled at him defiantly.
shakingA shaky motion.
The shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe.
shriekAn exclamation mark.
She was shrieking abuse at a taxi.
sickPeople who are sick.
Mark felt sick with fear.
snarlAn act or sound of snarling.
I used to snarl at anyone I disliked.
tired(especially of a statement or idea) boring or uninteresting because overfamiliar.
Tired mothers with crying babies.
wrathIntense anger (usually on an epic scale.
He hid his pipe for fear of incurring his father s wrath.

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