• WordNet 3.6
    • adj wheezy relating to breathing with a whistling sound
    • adj wheezy having a tone of a reed instrument
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Wheezy Breathing with difficulty and with a wheeze; wheezing. Used also figuratively.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wheezy Affected with or characterized by wheezing.
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In literature:

It proved to be an old, comfortable craft, with a wheezy engine, burning wood.
"The Moving Picture Girls Under the Palms" by Laura Lee Hope
One of the men had a wheezy accordion and he relieved the monotony of the evening with some German airs.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
His laugh was always wheezy of late, and he breathed hard when he took exercise.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Even the groom laughed a wheezy, cackling negro laugh.
"American Adventures" by Julian Street
The voice is hoarse, articulation difficult, breathing limited, noisy and wheezy.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
It sounded like a wheezy pair of bellows trying to play a tune.
"Bumper, The White Rabbit" by George Ethelbert Walsh
The boy, who had been working with the wheezy pump, was holding the handle up, and water was gurgling down the well.
"A Certain Rich Man" by William Allen White
Mr. Lambert shouted after him till he was hoarse, he shouted after him till his voice was a wheezy croak.
"The Admirable Tinker" by Edgar Jepson
Near the wharf it was not so romantic, as Janice Day realized, when the coughing, wheezy steamboat came close in.
"Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
I was thus comforting myself when I heard a familiar wheezy breathing on the stairs.
"A Top-Floor Idyl" by George van Schaick

In poetry:

His heavy eyelids droop half-over,
Great pouches swing beneath his eyes.
He listens, thinks himself the lover,
Heaves from his stomach wheezy sighs;
He likes to feel his heart's a-breaking.
"Wagner" by Rupert Brooke
And now to light my wheezy jet of gas;
Chink up the window-crannies and the door,
So that no single breath of air may pass;
So that I'm sealed air-tight from roof to floor.
There, there, that's done; and now there's nothing more. . . .
"Room 4: The Painter Chap" by Robert W Service
He donned the goggles arid the coat, the cap, the gloves, the scarf,
And pushed it to the stable-yard, supported by the staff
He jacked the wheel and kicked with fine spectacular disdain,
It gave a sort of wheezy cough, and so he kicked again.
"My Curate's Motor Bike" by John O Brien
I seed it in the stable yard--it fairly turned me sick--
A greasy, wheezy, engine as can neither buck nor kick.
You've a screw to drive it forard, and a screw to make it stop,
For it was foaled in a smithy stove an' bred in a blacksmith's shop.
"The Groom's Story" by Arthur Conan Doyle
There's a pier in the East River, where a black Ward Liner lies,
With her wheezy donkey-engines taking cargo and supplies;
She will clear the Hook to-morrow for the Indies of the West,
For the lovely white girl city in the Islands of the Blest.
"White Nassau" by Bliss William Carman
Young life and young thought are alike barred,
And no unheralded noises jolt old nerves,
And old wheezy breaths
Pass around old thoughts, dry as snuff,
And there is no divergence and no friction
Because life is flattened and ground as by many mills.
"The Ghetto" by Lola Ridge

In news:

Buster is a 3-year-old male Catahoula mix who was one of 12 dogs that needed to find a home, because his owner had to go into hospice care AAR took three dogs, Buster, Hershey and Wheezy.
It may all come down to how you feel about this one scene, where the gasping, asthmatic hit man known as Wheezy Joe (Irwin Keyes) mistakes his handgun for his inhaler and.
The Sleazy Wheezy G Eazy.
"Even before I spotted it," he says, "I heard its unmistakable high-pitched, soft wheezy whistle .
's Jam Master Jay has predictably inspired a plethora of wheezy editorials on the cultural significance of hip-hop's violent streak.
Does flu season have you in its wheezy grip.