- 1a. An involuntary inhalation of air caused by a spasm in the diaphragm;
1b. The sound caused by this.
2. The state of having these spasms at intervals of a few seconds.
- Form: hiccups
- Form: the hiccups
- A temporary and usually minor setback, difficulty or interruption.
1. To produce a hiccup or hiccups.
2. To falter, hesitate or malfunction.
3. To say something with a hiccup.