dry cough n.
A cough not accompanied by expectoration; a nonproductive cough.
The captain gave a dry cough, and I turned round sharply, expecting to hear some angry exclamation.
He found his little boy had a dry cough, with a little flushing.
He coughed, a hard, dry cough, leaning his fast graying head upon his hand.
Suddenly, a sharp, dry cough was heard, and they all looked round.
A dry cough shook her frame from time to time, her cheeks burned with fever.
In cases of dry cough at the beginning of tuberculosis I have noticed that the drug evidently arrests the tubercular process.
There is a hard, dry cough of a paroxysmal kind, worst at night.
Here the speaker was interrupted by a long, low, dry cough, which penetrated me to the heart.
With a dry cough, Mr. Harker opened the little black bag he invariably carried with him, and drew from it a roll of papers.
After being seated a short time, he gave a dry cough, and bade his wife bring in his hunting girdle.