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wheeze
     1. n. (examples-right, examples=audio, Tickle of the throat.OGG, The sound of a man's wheeze)
     2. n. A piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.
     3. n. An ordinary whisper exaggerated so as to produce the hoarse sound known as the stage whisper; a forcible whisper with some admixture of tone.
     4. n. (UK, slang) An ulterior scheme or plan
     5. n. (slang) Something very humorous or laughable.
           The new comedy is a wheeze.
           You think you're going to win? That's a real wheeze!
     6. v. To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.

Example Sentences

Who could have thought up a more splendid marketing wheeze


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