Sigh v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sighed p. pr. & vb. n. Sighing.]
1. To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible respiration, especially as the result or involuntary expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, or the like.
2. Hence, to lament; to grieve.
He sighed deeply in his spirit. --Mark viii. 12.
3. To make a sound like sighing.
And the coming wind did roar more loud,
And the sails did sigh like sedge. --Coleridge.
The winter winds are wearily sighing. --Tennyson.
Note: ☞ An extraordinary pronunciation of this word as sīth is still heard in England and among the illiterate in the United States.
Sigh·ing, a. Uttering sighs; grieving; lamenting. “Sighing millions.” --Cowper. -- Sigh*ing*ly, adv.