1. cough

verb. ['ˈkɑːf, ˈkɔf'] exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion.


  • hack
  • spit up
  • hawk
  • spit out
  • whoop
  • expectorate
  • cough out
  • clear the throat


  • hypercalcemia
  • hypernatremia
  • hypokalemia
  • hyperkalemia

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Rhymes with Cough

  • christophe
  • mcgoff
  • jerk-off
  • bake-off
  • trough
  • stoff
  • stauff
  • skoff
  • shroff
  • scoff
  • schroff
  • prof.
  • groff
  • croff
  • shoff
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  • roff
  • poff
  • lauf
  • koff
  • knoff
  • knauff
  • knauf
  • hoff
  • hauff
  • hauf
  • gough
  • goff
  • doff
  • boff

How do you pronounce cough?

Pronounce cough as kɔf.

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Sentences with cough

1. Noun, plural
All the bacteria and viruses that cause kennel cough are easily killed with household bleach.

2. Noun, singular or mass
To the best of your ability, stay away from people who have a cold or cough.

3. Adjective
The result is difficulty breathing and a cough 2.

4. Verb, base form
If it is not getting enough fuel, it will cough, choke, sputter and may even stall.

Quotes about cough

1. True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops.
- William Goldman, The Princess Bride

2. I am suddenly comsumed by nostalgia for the little girl who was me, who loved the fields and believed in God, who spent winter days home sick from school reading Nancy Drew and sucking menthol cough drops, who could keep a secret.
- Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

3. Her love was like cigarette smoke stirred into coffee. I drank it so fast it made me cough, but she’s not offering a refill at any price.
- Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

2. cough

noun. ['ˈkɑːf, ˈkɔf'] 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.


  • respiratory illness
  • respiratory disorder
  • respiratory disease
  • coughing


  • dove
  • hypocalcemia
  • hyponatremia
  • hyperglycemia