1. Take one glass of hot water
2. Take deep breath
3. Keep small pieces of ice cubes in mouth
4. Take either honey or sugar in small amount
A hiccup (also spelled hiccough) is an involuntary contraction (myoclonic jerk) of the diaphragm that may repeat several times per minute. The hiccup is an involuntary action involving a reflex arc. Once triggered, the reflex causes a strong contraction of the diaphragm followed about a quarter of a second later by closure of the vocal cords, which results in the classic "hic" sound.