1 sound made in the throat
ADJ. small | loud
VERB + HICCUP give, let out She gave a loud hiccup.
2 (the) hiccups: series of hiccups
QUANT. attack He suddenly had an attack of the hiccups.
VERB + HICCUP get, suffer from I ate too quickly and got hiccups.
3 small problem
ADJ. little, slight | occasional | temporary
PREP. ~ in This one defeat was the only hiccup in the team's steady progress up the League.