Snore

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snore

To breathe with a rough, hoarse, nasal voice in sleep.

Origin: OE. Snoren, AS. Snora a snoring; akin to LG. Snoren, snorken, snurken, to snore, D. Snorken, G. Schnarchen to snore, schnarren to rattle, MHG. Snarren, Sw. Snarka to snore, Icel. Snarka to sputter, fizzle. Cf. Snarl to growl, Sneer, Snort. See Snoring.