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The 'gasp' group
These verbs are used to express speech accompanied by an expression, gesture, or non-verbal sound. They are usually used in fiction rather than in journalism or conversation.
beam cackle chortle chuckle gasp giggle grunt guffaw gulp laugh nod pout sigh smile sniff sniffle snigger snort sob wince
'Do you know what this means?' I gasped, laying a hand on Sauter's shoulder.
'Go ahead,' she smiled.
'Oh, Dennis,' she sobbed. 'I'm sorry. I really am.'