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)
|breath||The process of taking in and expelling air during breathing.|
There wasn t a breath of air in the room.
|breathing out||The bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation.|
|moan||A sound resembling a human moan.|
The moan of the wind in the chimneys.
|murmur||A softly spoken or almost inaudible utterance.|
The distant murmur of traffic.
|rustle||A light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind.|
There was a rustle in the undergrowth behind her.
|sough||A moaning, whistling, or rushing sound as made by the wind in the trees or the sea.|
|suspiration||An utterance made by exhaling audibly.|
|swish||A rapid swinging movement.|
He could hear the swish of a distant car.
|whir||A whirring sound.|
The whir of the projector.
|whoosh||The 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)
|ache||Be the source of pain.|
She ached for his touch.
|breathe out||Draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs.|
|carry a torch||Move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one’s hands or on one’s body.|
He exhaled the smoke towards the ceiling.
|languish||Lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief.|
She still languished after Richard.
|long||Desire strongly or persistently.|
|murmur||Make a low continuous sound.|
Nina murmured an excuse and hurried away.
|pine||Have a desire for something or someone who is not present.|
|rustle||Move or act quickly or energetically; hustle.|
A nurse rustled in.
|sough||Make a murmuring sound.|
The soughing of the wind in the canopy of branches.
|suspire||Heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily.|
We only live only suspire Consumed by either fire or fire.
|whisper||Speak softly; in a low voice.|
It was whispered that he would soon die.
|yearn||Have 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.
|croak||Of a person make a sound similar to a croak when speaking or laughing.|
The frogs settled in the shade croaking happily.
|enraged||Marked by extreme anger.|
An enraged mob screamed abuse.
|exasperated||Greatly annoyed; out of patience.|
Had an exasperated look on his face.
|furious||Full of anger or energy; violent or intense.|
A furious battle.
|furiously||In a manner marked by extreme or violent energy.|
I was furiously opposed to the cuts.
|fury||The hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals.|
In a fury he lashed the horse on.
|groan||An utterance expressing pain or disapproval.|
Families groaning under mortgage increases.
|growl||The sound of growling as made by animals.|
Keep out of this he growled.
|guttural||Of a manner of speech characterized by the use of guttural sounds.|
A guttural voice.
|indignant||Angered at something unjust or wrong.|
He was indignant at being the object of suspicion.
|infuriated||Marked by extreme anger.|
Infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy.
|irascible||Quickly aroused to anger.|
An irascible response.
|irate||Feeling or characterized by great anger.|
A barrage of irate letters.
|ire||Belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins.|
The plans provoked the ire of conservationists.
|irritated||Showing or feeling slight anger; annoyed.|
The irritated look on Alec s face.
|moan||A sound resembling a human moan.|
We listen to the fierce Achilles moaning for his mistress.
|mood||A temporary state of mind or feeling.|
He was obviously in a mood.
|outraged||Angered at something unjust or wrong.|
A look of outraged disbelief.
|rage||A widespread temporary enthusiasm or fashion.|
She fell into a rage and refused to answer.
|rancor||A feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will.|
|resentful||Full of or marked by resentment or indignant ill will.|
He was angry and resentful of their intrusion.
|scowl||Frown with displeasure.|
She scowled at him defiantly.
|shaking||A shaky motion.|
The shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe.
|shriek||An exclamation mark.|
She was shrieking abuse at a taxi.
|sick||People who are sick.|
Mark felt sick with fear.
|snarl||An 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.
|wrath||Intense anger (usually on an epic scale.|
He hid his pipe for fear of incurring his father s wrath.