noun. ['ˈhɪkəp'] (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.
- reflex action
- instinctive reflex
- unconditioned reflex
- innate reflex
- physiological reaction
- reflex response
Words that Rhyme with Hiccup
How do you pronounce hiccup?
Pronounce hiccup as ˈhɪkəp.
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Example sentences of the word hiccup
1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Humans and other mammals hiccup throughout life and even in utero.
2. Noun, singular or mass
You may notice an occasional "hiccup" where it feels like the car missed a beat.
3. Verb, base form
Newborns tend to hiccup often, and this often bothers the parents more than the infant.
Quotes containing the word hiccup
1. I think hiccup cures were really invented for the amusement of the patient's friends.
- Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
verb. ['ˈhɪkəp'] breathe spasmodically, and make a sound.
- take a breath