Etymology
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singultus (n.)

Latin, "a sob; a speech broken by sobs."

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Definitions of singultus

singultus (n.)
(usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion;
Synonyms: hiccup / hiccough
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