soughfully

sough

1 [sou, suhf]
verb (used without object)
1.
to make a rushing, rustling, or murmuring sound: the wind soughing in the meadow.
2.
Scot. and North England. to speak, especially to preach, in a whining, singsong voice.
noun
3.
a sighing, rustling, or murmuring sound.
4.
Scot. and North England.
a.
a sigh or deep breath.
b.
a whining, singsong manner of speaking.
c.
a rumor; unconfirmed report.

Origin:
before 900; (v.) Middle English swoghen, Old English swōgan to make a noise; cognate with Old Saxon swōgan, Old English swēgan, Gothic -swōgjan; (noun) Middle English swow, swo(u)gh, derivative of the v.

soughfully, adverb
soughless, adjective
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sough1 (saʊ)
 
vb
1.  (intr) (esp of the wind) to make a characteristic sighing sound
 
n
2.  a soft continuous murmuring sound
 
[Old English swōgan to resound; related to Gothic gaswogjan to groan, Lithuanian svageti to sound, Latin vāgīre to lament]

sough2 (sʌf)
 
n
dialect (Northern English) a sewer or drain or an outlet channel
 
[of obscure origin]

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sough
"to make a moaning or murmuring sound," O.E. swogan, from P.Gmc. *swoganan (cf. O.S. swogan "to rustle," Goth. gaswogjan "to sigh"), from PIE imitative base *(s)wagh- (cf. Gk. echo). The noun is c.1381, from the verb.
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