blubber vs snuffle what difference

what is difference between blubber and snuffle

English

Alternative forms

  • blobber (dated)

Etymology

See blobber, blob, bleb.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈblʌbɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌbə(r)

Noun

blubber (countable and uncountable, plural blubbers)

  1. A fatty layer of adipose tissue found immediately beneath the epidermis.
  2. Fatty tissue.
    Synonym: adipose tissue
  3. The thick coat of fat worn by many Arctic animals, such as sea lions, and Antarctic animals, such as penguins; used to insulate warmth in the animal’s body.
  4. (obsolete) A bubble.

Derived terms

  • sea-blubber

Translations

Verb

blubber (third-person singular simple present blubbers, present participle blubbering, simple past and past participle blubbered)

  1. To make noises or broken words while crying.
    • 1918, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, The Outside of the House
      They knew that the wall stood and the house was saved, and old Sam was blubbering over old Captain Joe Dickson lying spent almost to death on the veranda
  2. (archaic, transitive) To swell or disfigure (the face) with weeping; to wet with tears.
    • 1718, Matthew Prior, A Better Answer
      Dear Cloe, how blubbered is that pretty face!
    • [S]he hastily retired, taking with her her little girl, whose eyes were all over blubbered at the melancholy news she heard of Jones, who used to call her his little wife, and not only gave her many playthings, but spent whole hours in playing with her himself.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:weep

Derived terms

  • beblubber
  • blubbery

Translations

Anagrams

  • bubbler

German

Pronunciation

Verb

blubber

  1. inflection of blubbern:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative


English

Etymology

Probably from Low German and Dutch snuffelen (to snuffle), equivalent to snuff +‎ -le.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /snʌfəl/
  • Rhymes: -ʌfəl

Verb

snuffle (third-person singular simple present snuffles, present participle snuffling, simple past and past participle snuffled)

  1. (intransitive) To sniff or smell with the nose loudly and audibly.
  2. (intransitive) To speak through the nose; to breathe through the nose when it is obstructed, so as to make a broken sound.
    • One clad in purple / Eats, and recites some lamentable rhyme [] / Snuffling at nose, and croaking in his throat.

Derived terms

  • snuffler
  • snuffly

Translations

Noun

snuffle (plural snuffles)

  1. An act of snuffling; sniffing loudly

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