snore

[snawr, snohr]
verb (used without object), snored, snoring.
1.
to breathe during sleep with hoarse or harsh sounds caused by the vibrating of the soft palate.
verb (used with object), snored, snoring.
2.
to pass (time) in snoring or sleeping (usually followed by away or out ): to snore the day away.
noun
3.
the act, instance, or sound of snoring.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English snoren (v.); cognate with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch snorren

snorer, noun
outsnore, verb (used with object), outsnored, outsnoring.
unsnoring, adjective
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snore (snɔː)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to breathe through the mouth and nose while asleep with snorting sounds caused by vibrations of the soft palate
 
n
2.  the act or sound of snoring
 
[C14: of imitative origin; related to Middle Low German, Middle Dutch snorken; see snort]
 
'snorer
 
n

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snore
1440, probably related to snort and both probably of imitative origin (cf. Du. snorken, M.H.G. snarchen, Ger. schnarchen, Swed. snarka). The noun is from 1605.
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snore (snôr)
v. snored, snor·ing, snores
To breathe during sleep with harsh, snorting noises caused by vibration of the soft palate. n.
The act or an instance of snoring.

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Example sentences
The guard laid a mattress on the floor beside the bed, and a few moments later began to snore with an intermittent whistle.
Loud, deep, resonant snore repeated at irregular intervals.
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