- 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!
She sighed heavily and looked at her watch.
He sighed with relief when he saw the test results.
The wind sighed through the trees.
I couldn't help but sigh at the sight of the beautiful sunset.
sigh Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with sigh
She breathed a sigh of relief when she heard that her flight was not cancelled.
He let out a sigh for his lost love.
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.