verb (used without object)
to let out one's breath audibly, as from sorrow, weariness, or relief.
to yearn or long; pine.
to make a sound suggesting a sigh: sighing wind.
verb (used with object)
to express or utter with a sigh.
to lament with sighing.
the act or sound of sighing.

1250–1300; (v.) Middle English sighen, back formation from sihte sighed, past tense of Middle English siken, sichen, Old English sīcan to sigh; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.

sigher, noun
outsigh, verb (used with object)
unsighing, adjective

1. side, sighed ; 2. sighs, size (see synonym study at size). Unabridged
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sigh (saɪ)
vb (often foll by for)
1.  (intr) to draw in and exhale audibly a deep breath as an expression of weariness, despair, relief, etc
2.  (intr) to make a sound resembling this: trees sighing in the wind
3.  to yearn, long, or pine
4.  (tr) to utter or express with sighing
5.  the act or sound of sighing
[Old English sīcan, of obscure origin]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300 (n. and v.), probably a back-formation from sighte, past tense of O.E. sican "to sigh," perhaps echoic of the sound of sighing.
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Example sentences
From beneath the boat, a sighing, almost mournful sound rises into the air.
Throughout the conversations, he kept looking at his watch and sighing.
It's an echo, probably, of human sobbing or sighing.
Below, far below, is the ceaseless crash and sighing of the sea.
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