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Synonyms for hiccup

Synonyms for hiccup

(usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound

breathe spasmodically, and make a sound

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But as I approached the window of joy, I felt a sudden rush of air into my lungs which caused my epiglottis to close - yes, I started hiccuping.
Jennifer Mee, who hiccuped close to 50 times each waking minute for more than five weeks from January 23, began hiccuping again after a nose bleed, said her mother Rachel Robidoux in St Petersburg, Florida.
And the record for the longest uninterrupted hiccuping bout is a staggering 68 years -- the sufferer led an otherwise ordinary life, hiccuping his way through two marriages and bringing up eight kids.
He was genuinely concerned about his hiccuping, which is far from la belle indifference that a patient with a conversion disorder would give you.
Chris McKernan, 19, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, has hiccupped an average of 1,500 times an hour - meaning he's awake around 16 hours a day, and hiccuping 24,000 times daily, the Mirror reported.
We can't leave someone who has been hiccuping for five years.
The three-week-old African monkey has been hiccuping after every milk feed since birth.