Laughable vs Wheeze - What's the difference?
As a adjective laughable
is worthless; worthy of contempt or derision.
As a noun wheeze is
a piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.
As a verb wheeze is
to breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.
Worthless; worthy of contempt or derision.
Fitted to excite laughter; humorous.
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, author=Nathan Rabin
, title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992)
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* droll, ludicrous, mirthful, comical, risible
A piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.
An ordinary whisper exaggerated so as to produce the hoarse sound known as the "stage whisper"; a forcible whisper with some admixture of tone.
(British, slang) An ulterior scheme or plan
* 2011 "
Road rage; High petrol prices hurt, but will not throttle the economy", The Economist 19 November 2011:
(slang) Something very humorous or laughable.
- The main point of fuel duty, though, is as a fiscal wheeze : it made up 5% of the tax take in 2010.
- The new comedy is a wheeze .
- You think you're going to win? That's a real wheeze !
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To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.
* 2001 , (Fourth Estate, paperback edition, 443)
- If the air smelled even faintly of dog, Lionel coughed, wheezed and sneezed.