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breathless

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adjective breath·less \ˈbreth-ləs\

Simple Definition of breathless

  • : unable to take enough air into your lungs : breathing very hard because you are trying to get more air

  • : full of emotion

  • : very fast

Full Definition of breathless

  1. 1 a :  not breathing b :  dead

  2. 2 a :  panting or gasping for breath b :  gripped with emotion <breathless in anticipation> c :  intense, gripping <breathless eagerness> <breathless prose> d :  very rapid or strenuous <go at a breathless pace> e :  marked by intense or unremitting activity <a breathless schedule>

  3. 3 :  oppressive because of no fresh air or breeze

breath·less·ly adverb
breath·less·ness noun

Examples of breathless

  1. They were breathless with anticipation.

  2. I watched them in breathless wonder.

  3. She describes the scene in breathless prose.

  4. He drove at a breathless pace.



14th Century

First Known Use of breathless

14th century

Rhymes with breathless


BREATHLESS Defined for Kids

breathless

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adjective breath·less \ˈbreth-ləs\

Definition of breathless

  1. 1 :  panting from exertion

  2. 2 :  filled with excitement or tension <a breathless silence>

breath·less·ly adverb



Medical Dictionary

breathless

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adjective breath·less \ˈbreth-ləs\

Medical Definition of breathless

  1. 1:  panting or gasping for breath

  2. 2:  suffering from dyspnea





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