Wheeze vs Wheezing - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between wheeze and wheezing

is that wheeze is a piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration while wheezing is the quality or symptom of breathing with an audible wheeze.

As verbs the difference between wheeze and wheezing

is that wheeze is to breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma while wheezing is .

wheeze

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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:
  • The main point of fuel duty, though, is as a fiscal wheeze : it made up 5% of the tax take in 2010.
  • (slang) Something very humorous or laughable.
  • The new comedy is a wheeze .
    You think you're going to win? That's a real wheeze !

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Verb

  • 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.

    wheezing

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The quality or symptom of breathing with an audible wheeze
  • Verb

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