snoring; snored; snores

If you snore, you breathe loudly through your nose while you're asleep. If your roommate snores, you may need to get yourself some ear plugs so that you can sleep.

Most of us snore occasionally when we're congested, but some people snore every time they sleep. This kind of snore can be a serious health problem, since air isn't flowing easily in and out as the snorer breathes. In some cases, snoring is connected to sleep apnea, which means a sleeper actually stops breathing several times throughout the night. Colloquially, a snore is also a dull, boring thing: "The movie was a total snore."

Definitions of snore
  1. verb
    breathe noisily during one's sleep
    “she complained that her husband snores
    synonyms: saw logs, saw wood
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    type of:
    breathe, respire, suspire, take a breath
    draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
  2. noun
    the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
    synonyms: snoring, stertor
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    type of:
    breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation
    the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
  3. noun
    the rattling noise produced when snoring
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    type of:
    sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
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