NounWheeze (plural Wheezes)
- A piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.
- An ordinary whisper exaggerated so as to produce the hoarse sound known as the "stage whisper"; a forcible whisper with some admixture of tone.
- (UK, slang) A scheme or plan.
- (slang) Something very humorous or laughable.
- The new comedy is a wheeze.
- You think you're going to win? That's a real wheeze!
Wheeze (third-person singular simple present wheezes, present participle wheezing, simple past and past participle wheezed)
- To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.
Aqua-Lung, antic, artificial respiration, aspiration, assibilate, assibilation, asthmatic wheeze, belly laugh, blow, blue story, break down, breath, breath of air, breathe, breathe hard, breathe in, breathe out, breathing, broken wind, burn out, buzz, caper, collapse, cough, crack up, dirty joke, dirty story, double entendre, droop, drop, effervesce, effervescence, effervescing, ethnic joke, exhalation, exhale, exhaust, expel, expiration, expire, exsufflation, faint, fatigue, fizz, fizzle, fizzling, flag, frication, frictional rustling, frolic, fun, funny story, gag, gasp, get tired, give out, good one, good story, grow weary, gulp, hack, hiccup, hiss, hissing, howler, huff, hush, hushing, inhalation, inhalator, inhale, inspiration, inspire, insufflation, iron lung, jade, jape, jest, jestbook, joke, lark, laugh, lisp, monkeyshine, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, oxygen mask, oxygen tent, panic, pant, peter out, play, play out, point, poop out, puff, puff and blow, respiration, respire, rhonchus, rib tickler, riot, run down, run out, scream, scuba, shenanigan, shines, shush, shushing, sibilance, sibilate, sibilation, sick joke, sidesplitter, siffle, sigh, sight gag, sigmatism, sink, siss, sissing, sizz, sizzle, sizzling, sneeze, sneezing, sniff, sniffle, snore, snoring, snort, snuff, snuffle, spit, splutter, sport, sputter, squash, squelch, squish, sternutation, stertor, story, succumb, suspiration, swish, tire, trick, visual joke, weary, whish, whisper, whistle, whistling, white noise, whiz, whoosh, wilt, wind, wow, yarn, zip
From Middle English whesen, perhaps from Old Norse hvæsa (“to hiss”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kwes- (“to pant”).
piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration
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