breath·less 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
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
- They were breathless with anticipation.
- I watched them in breathless wonder.
- She describes the scene in breathless prose.
- He drove at a breathless pace.
First Known Use of BREATHLESS
breath·less adjective \ˈbreth-ləs\ (Medical Dictionary)
: panting or gasping for breath
: suffering from dyspnea
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