wheezePronunciation: (hwēz, wēz), [key]
—v., wheezed, wheez•ing,
to breathe with difficulty and with a whistling sound: Asthma caused him to wheeze.
to make a sound resembling difficult breathing: The old locomotive wheezed into the station.
a wheezing breath or sound.
an old and frequently used joke, saying, story, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.