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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sigh /ˈsaɪ/
 歎息(vi.)歎息,渴望(vt.)歎息著說

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sigh, n.
 1. A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing.
    I could drive the boat with my sighs.   --Shak.
 2. Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lan░ent.
 With their sighs the air
 Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite.   --Milton.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sigh, v. t.
 1. To exhale (the breath) in sighs.
    Never man sighed truer breath.   --Shak.
 2. To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.
 Ages to come, and men unborn,
 Shall bless her name, and sigh her fate.   --Pior.
 3. To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.
    They . . . sighed forth proverbs.   --Shak.
    The gentle swain . . . sighs back her grief.   --Hoole.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sigh
      n 1: an utterance made by exhaling audibly [syn: suspiration]
      2: a sound like a person sighing; "she heard the sigh of the
         wind in the trees"
      v 1: heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily; "She
           sighed sadly" [syn: suspire]
      2: utter with a sigh