WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sigh /saɪ/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to let out one's breath with some noise, as from sorrow or relief:[no object]He sighed in resignation.
  2. [+ object] to say or express with such a noise:sighed a sigh of relief.[used with quotations]"Yes, I suppose so,'' she sighed, getting up from her bed.
  3. to make a sound like a sigh:[no object]with the wind sighing in the background.

n. [countable]
  1. the act or sound of sighing:let out a soft sigh of contentment.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sigh  (sī),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to let out one's breath audibly, as from sorrow, weariness, or relief.
  2. to yearn or long;
  3. to make a sound suggesting a sigh:sighing wind.

  1. to express or utter with a sigh.
  2. to lament with sighing.

  1. the act or sound of sighing.
sigher, n. 
  • 1250–1300; (verb, verbal) Middle English sighen, back formation from sihte sighed, past tense of Middle English siken, sichen, Old English sīcan to sigh; (noun, nominal) Middle English, derivative of the verb, verbal

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
sigh /saɪ/ vb
  1. (intransitive) to draw in and exhale audibly a deep breath as an expression of weariness, despair, relief, etc
  2. (intransitive) to make a sound resembling this
  3. (intransitive) often followed by for: to yearn, long, or pine
  4. (transitive) to utter or express with sighing
  1. the act or sound of sighing
Etymology: Old English sīcan, of obscure origin

ˈsigher n
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