1. a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis
Similar word(s): coughing
Sentences with cough as a noun:
- Behind me, I heard a distinct, dry cough.
- Sorry, I can't come to work today – I've got a nasty cough.
- He was – cough – indisposed.