Definition of wheezy in English:



  • Making the sound of a person wheezing.

    ‘a wheezy laugh’
    • ‘He then laughed his annoying sort of wheezy chuckle.’
    • ‘I was happy to be left with the geeky nerd in bottle glasses and the fat wheezy kid.’
    • ‘A friend of mine, who has never had any breathing problems, found herself becoming frighteningly wheezy and my husband, who has a chronic chest complaint, is suffering more and more.’
    • ‘He laughed and I noticed there was a wheezy rattle in his throat.’
    • ‘I chat to one guy on the phone whose voice is so husky and his chest sounds wheezy if he talks for long.’
    • ‘There is a constant feeling of suppressed impatience from him, although every so often he breaks into a wheezy, rumbustious, infectious laugh.’
    • ‘He's timid, we can barely hear him at first, but after a bit, in a slightly wheezy but honest voice, he goes for the high notes - and does it.’
    • ‘When this model first came out, the steering was imprecise, the suspension bumped all over the place and the engines could, at the most charitable, have been described as wheezy.’
    • ‘Among other questions, parents were asked whether their child had had ‘a wheezy or whistling noise while breathing’ since the previous follow up.’
    • ‘He laughed between wheezy catches in his breath.’
    • ‘The bike sounds awful too: a terrible, wheezy, clattering sound - like an old washing machine.’
    • ‘My hyperventilating and Angela's hyperventilating could have combined and we'd have a beautiful chorus of wheezy breaths and flared nostrils and rolling eyes.’
    • ‘Sometimes it's really easy, and I reference the sample bank in my head of wheezy sounds, or tick tocks or whatever.’
    • ‘Thus begins a wheezy, dull little story that follows Clint around as he has annoying conversations with his complainy doctor, jerky cops, and Jeff Daniels.’
    • ‘He thought of their merry singing, their coarse and wheezy whistle.’
    • ‘The guitar and what sounds like a wheezy harmonium played backwards contribute to an impression of technologised folk that makes surprisingly engaging sense.’
    • ‘In another, equally droll work, the drama of unrequited love has taken its participants into their dotage as a wheezy, white-haired poet still woos his Muse six decades past her prime.’
    • ‘Early on the four hour bus trip I cleverly established a ‘sore throat’ with much wheezy coughing and watery eyes.’
    • ‘One curiosity comes in the ‘Entry of the Gods,’ with what seems to be the entry of a wheezy old organ near the end of the excerpt.’
    out of breath, panting, puffing, huffing and puffing, puffing and blowing, puffed, puffed out, wheezing, wheezy, choking, winded
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