Definition of wheezy in English:



  • Making the sound of a person wheezing.

    ‘a wheezy laugh’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The bike sounds awful too: a terrible, wheezy, clattering sound - like an old washing machine.’
    • ‘He laughed between wheezy catches in his breath.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sometimes it's really easy, and I reference the sample bank in my head of wheezy sounds, or tick tocks or whatever.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He laughed and I noticed there was a wheezy rattle in his throat.’
    • ‘Early on the four hour bus trip I cleverly established a ‘sore throat’ with much wheezy coughing and watery eyes.’
    • ‘I was happy to be left with the geeky nerd in bottle glasses and the fat wheezy kid.’
    • ‘He then laughed his annoying sort of wheezy chuckle.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He thought of their merry singing, their coarse and wheezy whistle.’
    • ‘Among other questions, parents were asked whether their child had had ‘a wheezy or whistling noise while breathing’ since the previous follow up.’
    • ‘The guitar and what sounds like a wheezy harmonium played backwards contribute to an impression of technologised folk that makes surprisingly engaging sense.’
    • ‘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.’
    out of breath, panting, puffing, gasping, gasping for breath, huffing and puffing, puffing and blowing, puffed, puffed out, gulping, gulping for breath, wheezing, choking, winded
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