Hiccup

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Hiccup

1. A brief decline in a price during a general uptrend.

2. A brief rise in a price during a general downtrend.

In both cases, any number of factors may cause a hiccup, but the trend soon resumes.
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The abridgment has been made clumsily in places, leading to an unpleasantly hiccupy feeling, but it was a necessary task, since the original was prolix.
Edward strokes the back of my hair, shushes my huge hiccupy sobs, and says, "Stop it.
Ola and Fannie imagine Elvis's little bump and grind as originally a movement of the circle dance, and his hiccupy singing style as once a war whoop or an Indian love call.