hiccup noun

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.