hiccup
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈhɪkəp/, /ˈhɪkʌp/
Noun

hiccup (plural hiccups)

  1. A spasm of the diaphragm, or the resulting sound.
    There was a loud hiccup from the back of the room and the class erupted in laughter.
  2. (by extension) Any spasm or sudden change.
  3. (informal) A minor setback.
    There's been a slight hiccup in the processing of this quarter's results.
Translations Translations Verb

hiccup (hiccups, present participle hiccuping; past and past participle hiccuped)

  1. (intransitive) To produce a hiccup; have the hiccups.
  2. (transitive) To say with a hiccup.
    "I haven't touched a drop, officer," the suspect hiccupped.
  3. (intransitive) To produce an abortive sound like a hiccup.
    The car engine hiccupped but wouldn't start.
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