(noun, verb)


1. (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion

- how do you cure the hiccups?

Similar word(s): hiccup, singultus

Definition categories: state, reflex, symptom


1. breathe spasmodically, and make a sound

- When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water

Similar word(s): hiccup

Definition categories: body, breathe, respire, suspire