- IPA: /ˈhɪkəp/, /ˈhɪkʌp/
hiccup (plural hiccups)
- 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.
- (by extension) Any spasm or sudden change.
- (informal) A minor setback.
- There's been a slight hiccup in the processing of this quarter's results.
- French: hoquet
- German: Schluckauf
- Italian: singhiozzo, singulto
- Portuguese: soluço
- Russian: ико́та
- Spanish: hipo, singulto
hiccup (hiccups, present participle hiccuping; past and past participle hiccuped)
- (intransitive) To produce a hiccup; have the hiccups.
- (transitive) To say with a hiccup.
- "I haven't touched a drop, officer," the suspect hiccupped.
- (intransitive) To produce an abortive sound like a hiccup.
- The car engine hiccupped but wouldn't start.
- French: hoqueter, avoir le hoquet
- German: hicksen
- Italian: singhiozzare
- Portuguese: soluçar
- Russian: ика́ть
- Spanish: hipar