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noun: A hiccup.
From Latin singultus (sob, gasp, hiccup). Earliest documented use: 1754.
“He waved at me -- for silence and focus -- as I was endeavoring to control my singultus which often occurs whenever I see a quarry.”
Yemi D. Prince; The Birth of a Child in a Fishing Boat; Langaa; 2016.
See more usage examples of singultus in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page. -Joan Baez, musician (b. 9 Jan 1941)