adjective \ˈbreth-ləs\

: 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

a :  not breathing
b :  dead
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>
:  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.

First Known Use of BREATHLESS

14th century

Rhymes with BREATHLESS


adjective \ˈbreth-ləs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BREATHLESS

: panting or gasping for breath
: suffering from dyspnea


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