When eleven was sounded, seemed tired (6)
I believe the answer is:
'tired' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both related to bodily activities as well as being past participle verbs.
Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?
I cannot understand how the rest of the clue works.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for sighed that I've seen before include "Gave dejected sound" , "Exhaled softly and sadly" , "Audibly yearned" , "Expressed wordless sorrow" , "fed up" .)