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Definition of the noun snoring

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noun - plural: snorings

  1. the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
    • examples: She's faking sleep. That's why she's not snoring. | I heard Tom snoring during the class. | When it comes to snoring, no one can top Mr Snore. | Snoring and excessive smoking are indeed related. | He was snoring loudly while he slept. | She's just pretending to sleep; that's why she's not snoring. | Tom heard Mary snoring in class. | Tom is snoring. | Mary is snoring. | He was snoring loudly.
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of snoring: snore / stertor
    • more generic terms: breathing / external respiration / respiration / ventilation = the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation

Alternative definition of the noun snoring


  1. The action or sound of breathing during sleep with harsh, snorting noises caused by vibration of the soft palate.


Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound, due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. In some cases the sound may be soft, but in other cases, it can be loud and unpleasant. Snoring during sleep may be a sign, or first alarm, of obstructive sleep apnea. Researchers say that snoring is a factor of sleep deprivation.

  • also known as Snore

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Snoring

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Google previewSleep—Wake Disorders (2013)

by K. Meier-Ewert, M. Okawa

These results indicate that habitual snoring is an independent risk factor for hypertension from age, obesity and ...

Google previewOral and Maxillofacial Surgical Secrets - E-Book (2015)

by A. Omar Abubaker, Din Lam, Kenneth J. Benson

Snoring is a partial airway and pharyngeal flow obstruction that does not cause the individual to have an arousal from sleep.

Because snoring is an indication of partial airway obstruction, understanding the potential of the process to worsen ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Textbook: Ear, Nose & Throat and Head & Neck Surgery (2014)

by Rakesh Prasad Shrivastav

Snoring is a precursor to obstructive sleep apnoea. Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is defined as 30 episodes of apneic attacks (respiration cessation), each episode lasting at least 10 seconds during a 7-hour period of sleep. Sleep apnea may be ...

Google previewWilkins' Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care7 (2013)

Wilkins' Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care by Albert J. Heuer, Craig L. Scanlan

Snoring is the noise produced during inspiration during sleep as a result of soft tissue vibrations in the palate and pillar regions...

Google previewNonprescription Product Therapeutics (2006)

by W. Steven Pray

In an exhaustive review, researchers could not conclusively demonstrate that snoring is an independent risk factor for hypertension." Although it seemed that snoring might be a risk factor for vascular disease, the authors hypothesized that it ...

Google previewthe post office directory of cambridge, norfolk and suffolk (1875)

by E. R. KELLY

Turner Robert, tailor Wagg William, baker, confectioner k coal dealer Wright Richard, registrar of births k deaths k relieving officer Wright William, miller GREAT SNORING is a parish, about 3J miles north- by-east from Fakenham station, and 2 ...

Google previewContemporary Esthetic Dentistry - E-Book (2011)

by George A. Freedman

Snoring is the first and most obvious sign of a compromised airway. From there patients proceed along the spectrum of sleep-disordered breathing. The airway that is obstructed but not occluded presents a condition known as upper airway ...

Google previewPediatric Physical Examination (2013)

An Illustrated Handbook by Karen Duderstadt

Snoring is a rough, snorting sound that can be present on inspiration or expiration. It may be present during sleep in healthy children who have an upper respiratory infection. Snoring is often heard in the presence of adenoidal and tonsillar ...

Google previewElementary Biology (1919)

An Introduction to the Science of Life by Benjamin Charles Gruenberg

Snoring is the sound produced by the vibration of the soft palate when a current of air strikes it on the way out through the mouth. You don't snore when you are awake ; but when you are asleep the muscles of the mouth and palate relax, and ...

Google previewSleep in Childhood Neurological Disorders (2011)

by Suresh Kotagal, MD, Sanjeev V. Kothare, MD

Snoring is a common pediatric symptom that is present in 12% of all children and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in about 2%, so either may be present before a child develops cancer [38]. OSA is always a multifactorial problem, the cumulative ...

Google previewSleep Disorders Medicine (2009)

Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects by Sudhansu Chokroverty

Snoring is a noise produced when vibration occurs at several levels of the upper airway. It may be associated with various degrees of upper airway resistance. It may be heard after a complete airway obstruction; with a significant ...

Google previewHow to Cope with Snoring - Easy Ways to Cure and Manage Sleep Apnea (2013)

by John Davidson, Dueep J. Singh

Snoring is a common condition that can affect anyone. 5.6% of children snore, because of obstructed nasal airways. Nevertheless, men are more prone to snoring, and if you are overweight, there is a chance that you are a confirmed snorer ...

Google previewCummings Pediatric Otolaryngology E-Book (2014)

by Marci M. Lesperance, Paul W. Flint

Snoring is the most common symptom of SDB, and OSA is extremely unusual in children who do not snore (Box 5-1). Other nighttime symptoms include apneic pauses, snorting, gasping, restless sleep, frequent arousals, frequent awakenings, ...

Google previewde Swiet's Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice (2010)

by Raymond Powrie, Michael Greene, William Camann

Snoring is a prominent feature of the disease. It is a common condition affecting 9 —12% of women and is more common with age, obesity and in African Americans. Untreated OSA can lead to hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, ...

Google previewIt's a Dog's Life...but It's Your Carpet (2008)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Four-Legged Friend by Dr. Justine Lee

Snoring is the noise caused by the vibration of tissue in the back of the throat. A word to the wise: if you're a light sleeper, a bulldog, mastiff, Lhasa apso, pug, shih tzu, Pekingese, or shar-pei may not be the breed for you! We're talking massive ...

Google previewCrash Course Paediatrics (2013)

by Rajat Kapoor, Katy I. Barnes

Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea Snoring is a common symptom in children but in some is associated with significant obstructive sleep apnoea ...

Google previewClinical Naturopathy (2010)

An evidence-based guide to practice by Jerome Sarris, Jon Wardle

Snoring is a common presentation of obstructive sleep apnoea, and is the result of vibration of respiratory structures (the uvula and soft palate) ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2016)

by A.J. Larner

S Snoring Snoring Reduced muscle tone in the upper airway during sleep leads to increased resistance to the flow of air, and partial obstruction often results in loud snoring. This symptom may be associated with the obstructive sleep ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Similes (1917)

by Frank Jenners Wilstach

Snoring like a pig. — Anon. Snored like an organ. — Ambrose Bierce. A groaning intermitting sound like Gog and Magog snoring. — Hood. Snore like a porc-pisce (porpoise). — Ben Jonson. Snore like over-gorged humans.

Google previewEncyclopedia Paranoiaca (2013)

by Henry Beard, Christopher Cerf

Anahad o'connor, “The claim: to reduce Snoring, try Sleeping on Your Side,”...

“usual and unusual Ways to Stop Snoring,”, August 27, 2010, retrieved from ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

Snoring has traditionally been regarded as a nuisance or a source of humor, but it is a disorder with significant social and health consequences. It may be thought of as holding a position at the milder end of the spectrum of sleep-related ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1920)

An International Work of Reference, Complete in Twelve Volumes, with 7000 Illustrations, Colored Plates, Colored Maps and Engravings

Snoring. in those who breathe with the mouth open, is produced by the inspiratory and expiratory ...

Google previewThe Doctors' Dictionary, 2nd edition (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors by Joseph C Segen

the beagle dog, who is a main character in the Charles Schultz” comic strip, Peanuts snoring Harsh buzzing noise produced by a sleeper, produced primarily with inspiration due to vibration of the soft palate and pillars of oropharyngeal inlet; ...

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I sing seriously to my mom on the phone. To put her to sleep, I have to sing ""Maria"" from West Side Story. When I hear her snoring, I hang up. (Adam Sandler)
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Scrabble value of S1N1O1R1I1N1G2

The value of this 7-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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