cough vs coughing what difference

what is difference between cough and coughing

English

Etymology

From Middle English coughen, coghen, from Old English cohhian (compare Old English cohhetan (to shout)), from Proto-Germanic *kuh- (to cough). Cognate with Dutch kuchen (to cough), German keuchen (to pant), Albanian hukat (pant, gasp).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kɒf/
    • (Conservative RP) IPA(key): /kɔːf/
  • (General American) enPR: kôf, IPA(key): /kɔf/
  • (cotcaught merger, Canada) enPR: kŏf, IPA(key): /kɑf/
  • Rhymes: -ɒf
  • Rhymes: -ɔːf

Verb

cough (third-person singular simple present coughs, present participle coughing, simple past and past participle coughed)

  1. (intransitive) To push air from the lungs in a quick, noisy explosion.
  2. (transitive, sometimes followed by “up”) To force something out of the throat or lungs by coughing.
  3. (intransitive) To make a noise like a cough.

Derived terms

  • cougher
  • cough up

Translations

Noun

cough (plural coughs)

  1. A sudden, usually noisy expulsion of air from the lungs, often involuntary.
    Behind me, I heard a distinct, dry cough.
  2. A condition that causes one to cough; a tendency to cough.
    Sorry, I can’t come to work today – I’ve got a nasty cough.
  3. Used to focus attention on a following utterance, often a euphemism or an attribution of blame.
    He was – cough – indisposed.

Synonyms

  • (condition): tussis

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • gouch

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • cogh, coght, couth, couwe

Etymology

From coughen.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɔu̯x/, /koːx/

Noun

cough (uncountable)

  1. coughing

Descendants

  • English: cough
  • Yola: keough

References

  • “cough, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.


English

Verb

coughing

  1. present participle of cough

Noun

coughing (plural coughings)

  1. A cough; the act of coughing.

Translations


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