Snivel - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsnɪvl|  American pronunciation of the word snivel
Brit.  |ˈsnɪv(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word snivel

noun

- whining in a tearful manner (syn: sniveling)
- the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested) (syn: sniffle, snuffle)

verb

- talk in a tearful manner (syn: whine)
- snuff up mucus through the nose (syn: snuffle)
- cry or whine with snuffling(syn: blub, blubber, sniffle, snuffle)

Examples

Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: snivel
he/she/it: snivels
present participle: snivelling
past tense: snivelled
past participle: snivelled
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