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under one's breath

Definition of under one's breath

  1. :  quietly so that it is difficult to hear <We heard her mutter something under her breath.>



Word by Word Definitions

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  facing or protruding downward

    :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

breathplay
  1. :  air filled with a fragrance or odor

    :  a slight indication :  suggestion

    :  the faculty of breathing


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