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 Dear Frances's mesh ballet flats are so much more breathable than all-over leather pairs—ideal for your muggiest summertime commutes or outdoor events. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 June 2022 All of Eberjey's loungewear is made with buttery soft fabrics that are extremely breathable and temperature-regulating, so even hot sleepers can feel comfortable lounging around in them. Claire Harmeyer,, 17 June 2022 Testers loved how breathable and stretchy the polyester-elastane blend was beneath a shell. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 5 June 2022 Now that summer is upon us, the crunch is on to find supportive sandals that are breathable, slip-on, and provide extra cushioning. Elizabeth Djinis, SELF, 1 June 2022 Ideal for hot sleepers, these sheets are more breathable than other fabrications. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 25 May 2022 Plants provide oxygen, which could be used to help create atmospheres that are breathable within lunar colonies. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 15 May 2022 The machine-washable yoga pants are made from a four-way stretch material that's both breathable and moisture-wicking. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 19 Apr. 2022 The 100 percent cotton fabric is breathable and also fits snugly. Thomas Hindle, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of breathable

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Breathable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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