breath·​able ˈbrē-t͟hə-bəl How to pronounce breathable (audio)
: suitable for breathing
breathable air
: allowing air to pass through : porous
a breathable synthetic fabric
breathability noun

Examples of breathable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This breathable bag, capable of accommodating three pairs of shoes, provides individual compartments to prevent any potential dirt or scuffs, keeping your footwear in top condition and totally organized. Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Travel + Leisure, 21 Feb. 2024 Celebrities like Meghan Markle and Katie Holmes are already beginning to transition their wardrobes for spring with lightweight and breathable clothes. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 17 Feb. 2024 With a mix of goose feathers and goose down filling, the comforter has a medium weight, and the outside is made of breathable cotton. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 16 Feb. 2024 Overnight Diapers have a breathable mesh gusset inside the lining to wick moisture away from the skin and ensure dryness, reducing the chance of diaper rash. Sarah Bradley, Parents, 13 Feb. 2024 The breathable cotton fabric provides just the right amount of warmthwithout causing sweating or discomfort. Sarah Bradley, Verywell Health, 5 Feb. 2024 Material Quality The best mattress companies carefully develop their high-quality materials, such as extra supportive memory foam and breathable toppers. Kyle Russell, USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2024 The single-layer upper is made of a durable, breathable mesh that resists abrasion, and the midsoles are nitrogen-infused for fast turnover and cushion. Maggie Slepian, Travel + Leisure, 7 Feb. 2024 Made from a mix of cotton piqué and mesh fabric, the polos are lightweight, breathable, and quick to dry after a day on the links. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of breathable was in 1651

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“Breathable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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