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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Presently, Pete began to snore.
▪ Confusion was ungodly, the hour was ungodly, and Barnabas had lately begun to snore in an alternate bass and baritone.
▪ Immediately he sprawled sideways across the cot in a loose posture of sleep and began snoring loudly.
▪ He stirred slightly and began to snore softly.
▪ He rolls away from Marjorie, who, now lying on her back, begins to snore faintly.
▪ As he began to snore, his side of the windshield gradually fogged up.
▪ The coroner turned, belched, and quietly began to snore.
▪ Then they closed and she turned over and began to snore lightly.
▪ If you snore, it's better not to sleep on your back.
▪ My husband snores so loudly that I find it difficult to get to sleep.
▪ After a while some one snored softly, then grunted as he got a dig in the ribs.
▪ As he began to snore, his side of the windshield gradually fogged up.
▪ Before long, Pink Floyd was backed by a chorus of open-mouthed caddies snoring away.
▪ He lay down and in a few moments was snoring.
▪ Judging that Miller had been snoring long enough, he shook him till he woke, and made him drive to Turnhouse.
▪ Mum was asleep in her chair, snoring.
▪ The Nozovent, which is worn just inside the nostrils at night, reduces snoring by making breathing easier.
▪ Two out of 10 travelers complain that snoring disturbs them, and one-fourth complain about too much tossing and turning.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Snore \Snore\ (sn[=o]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Snored (sn[=o]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Snoring.] [OE. snoren, AS. snora a snoring; akin to LG. snoren, snorken, snurken, to snore, D. snorken, G. schnarchen to snore, schnarren to rattle, MHG. snarren, Sw. snarka to snore, Icel. snarka to sputter, fizzle. Cf. Snarl to growl, Sneer, Snort. See Snoring.] To breathe with a rough, hoarse, nasal voice in sleep.


Snore \Snore\, n. A harsh nasal noise made in sleep.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., probably related to snort (v.) and both probably of imitative origin (compare Dutch snorken, Middle High German snarchen, German schnarchen, Swedish snarka; see snout). Related: Snored; snoring.


mid-14c., "a snort;" c.1600, "act of snoring," of imitative origin; see snore (v.).


n. 1 The act of snoring, and the noise produced. 2 (context informal English) An extremely boring person or event. vb. To breathe during sleep with harsh, snorting noises caused by vibration of the soft palate.

  1. n. the rattling noise produced when snoring

  2. the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound [syn: snoring, stertor]


v. breathe noisily during one's sleep; "she complained that her husband snores" [syn: saw wood, saw logs]

Snore (disambiguation)

Snore may refer to:

  • Snoring
  • SNORE, Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts, an off-road desert racing organization
  • Edvīns Šnore, Latvian film director

Usage examples of "snore".

Out of breath, I threw myself on a sofa, pretending to go to sleep, and the moment I began to snore everybody respected the slumbers of Pierrot.

Mr Ibbs cooks bloaters, while his sister screams, while Gentleman coughs in his bed, while Mrs Sucksby turns in hers, and snores, and sighs.

No, none of that, only snoring priests and bogmen but where were they?

Several times Jonathan could hear him clumping into the bedroom to have a peek at Cosset, who still snored away.

Several times Jonathan could hear him clumping into the bedroom to have a peek at Gosset, who still snored away.

Henri de la Fontaine Coq curled himself up on a mattress on the floor, with three times his share of the blankets, and began to snore before we were in the ship ten minutes.

After aligning girl behind woman, he nudged them through the gate to his warehouse office, where they were met by the snores of Van Deef, penetrating the closed inner door.

Its mattress of carefully laid pine boughs creaked lightly as it took his weight, blending with the strangled snore that came from in front the dead fireplace as Doxy turned over in her sleep.

Ray began to snore, a sputtering exsufflation punctuated by quiet, as if someone were holding his nose shut at intervals.

That damned cloud decided to move away from the moon, and we were pinned in bright yellow beams, and the snores stopped suddenly, and a grotesque figure sat up in bed and leveled a gangrened finger.

Even the gleeman did not begin snoring till long after the last coals died.

Septimus was snoring in oafish slumber, Miss Gumm arose, put on her bathing suit, terry-cloth cloak, and sneakers, and went along the snow-covered path to the lake.

Towards midnight, having had occasion to get out of bed, and hearing the loud snoring of the prefect, I quickly put out the lantern and went to lie beside my friend.

One story told of Great Hina, the queen of death, says that this aspect of the goddess slept eternally, a huge naked woman snoring through an open mouth.

Given the quantity of food the serpent had just ingested, Oskar was grateful that snakes did not snore.