- 1[intransitive, transitive] (+ speech) to breathe noisily because you have a cold or you are crying synonym sniff I could hear the child snuffling in her sleep.
- 2 [intransitive] snuffle (around) if an animal snuffles, it breathes noisily through its nose, especially while it is smelling something The dog was snuffling around in the bushes.
NAmE//ˈsnʌfl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snuffle
he / she / it snuffles
past simple snuffled
-ing form snuffling