sigh Definition

  • 1to let out a deep breath audibly, expressing sadness, tiredness, or relief
  • 2the act or sound of sighing

Using sigh: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "sigh" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She sighed heavily and looked at her watch.

  • Example

    He sighed with relief when he saw the test results.

  • Example

    The wind sighed through the trees.

  • Example

    I couldn't help but sigh at the sight of the beautiful sunset.

sigh Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for sigh

Antonyms for sigh

Phrases with sigh

  • an audible exhalation expressing relief from stress or tension


    She breathed a sigh of relief when she heard that her flight was not cancelled.

  • a deep longing or yearning for something or someone


    He let out a sigh for his lost love.

  • to express regret or disappointment about something


    She sighed over the missed opportunity to study abroad.

Origins of sigh

from Old English 'sīcan', meaning 'to sigh'


Summary: sigh in Brief

The verb 'sigh' [saɪ] means to audibly exhale deeply, often expressing sadness, tiredness, or relief. It can also refer to the act or sound of sighing. Examples include 'She sighed heavily and looked at her watch.' and 'He sighed with relief when he saw the test results.' Phrases include 'sigh of relief,' expressing relief from stress or tension, and 'sigh for,' expressing deep longing or yearning.

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