Snuffle

Definition of Snuffle

Snuf´fle
v. i.1.To speak through the nose; to breathe through the nose when it is obstructed, so as to make a broken sound.
[imp. & p. p. Snuffled; p. pr. & vb. n. Snuffling .]
n.1.The act of snuffing; a sound made by the air passing through the nose when obstructed.
This dread sovereign, Breath, in its passage, gave a snort or snuffle.
- Coleridge.
2.An affected nasal twang; hence, cant; hypocrisy.
3.Obstruction of the nose by mucus; nasal catarrh of infants or children.

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