breathable

adjective
breath·​able | \ ˈbrē-t͟hə-bəl How to pronounce breathable (audio) \

Definition of breathable

1 : suitable for breathing breathable air
2 : allowing air to pass through : porous a breathable synthetic fabric

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breathability \ ˌbrē-​t͟hə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce breathable (audio) \ noun

Examples of breathable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perforations provide fresh texture and breathable comfort with a one-inch platform. Daria Smith, Southern Living, "The Best Amazon Sneakers for Every Kind of Lifestyle," 31 Mar. 2021 Nestwell’s line also includes cotton sateen sheets, breathable cotton percale sheets and sheets made from organic cotton. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "New and Notable: Face masks, speakers, dog toys and more," 29 Mar. 2021 With a perforated, micro-fiber design, these gloves stay breathable so your hands won’t feel hot and sweaty. Lindsay Tigar, CNN Underscored, "Upgrade your home workout with this top-rated fitness gear," 25 Mar. 2021 The women's Columbia Arcadia II is made with breathable OmniTech fabric technology for superior breathability. Matthew Young, chicagotribune.com, "What to wear when hiking in the rain," 20 Mar. 2021 The breathable two-cover design is also meant to keep you cool through the night while promoting airflow. Korin Miller, Forbes, "The 9 Best Mattresses For Side Sleepers Combine Comfort And Support," 20 Mar. 2021 Mesh backing also made the hats more breathable for workers, and long-haul drivers embraced these new accessories, inaugurating the phenomenon of the trucker hat. John Lingan, Smithsonian Magazine, "How the Baseball Cap Went From Athletic Gear to Fashion Statement," 19 Mar. 2021 The Shoe Solution Travel lifestyle company Paravel has cracked the pesky problem of footwear by creating breathable cases that keeps their soles safely away from pristine clothing. Laura Neilson, WSJ, "How to Get Your Luggage Ready, So It’s Set to Travel When You Are," 18 Mar. 2021 BeatBasic produce this cotton Face Protection,Very soft, durable and breathable material for four season. Maren Estrada, BGR, "Only Prime members can unlock these 10 hidden Amazon deals," 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of breathable

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Apr 2021

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“Breathable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breathable. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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