wheeziness

wheezy

[hwee-zee, wee-]
adjective, wheezier, wheeziest.
afflicted with or characterized by wheezing: wheezy breathing.

Origin:
1810–20; wheeze + -y1

wheezily, adverb
wheeziness, noun
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wheeze (wiːz)
 
vb
1.  to breathe or utter (something) with a rasping or whistling sound
2.  (intr) to make or move with a noise suggestive of wheezy breathing
 
n
3.  a husky, rasping, or whistling sound or breathing
4.  slang (Brit) a trick, idea, or plan (esp in the phrase good wheeze)
5.  informal a hackneyed joke or anecdote
 
[C15: probably from Old Norse hvǣsa to hiss]
 
'wheezer
 
n
 
'wheezy
 
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'wheezily
 
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'wheeziness
 
n

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