Definition of breathless
2a : panting or gasping for breathb : gripped with emotion breathless in anticipationc : intense, gripping breathless eagerness breathless prosed : very rapid or strenuous go at a breathless pacee : marked by intense or unremitting activity a breathless schedule
3 : oppressive because of no fresh air or breeze
Examples of breathless in a Sentence
They were breathless with anticipation.
I watched them in breathless wonder.
She describes the scene in breathless prose.
He drove at a breathless pace.
Recent Examples of breathless from the Web
In a breathless letter to his colleagues in the Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock, Omori scrolled through all this potential.
My colleague Laura Entis points out some of the absurdities surrounding breathless health study articles which seem to imply that just about everything—from certain diets to complaining to, yes, cats—can/will kill you.
But the sometimes breathless tone, especially among some picking up the newspaper scoops, suggests that the investigation is dramatically widening and prosecutors moving closer to their prey.
There is, of course, top pick Myles Garrett, who elicits some of Jackson's most breathless proclamations.
On this June afternoon, Somi arrives at Silvana breathless and apologetic.
There have been sightings for months in America: tantalizing tweets, shots of its gorgeous cover on Instagram, breathless reports from tourists vacationing in London.
Battling to overcome a stomach bug, Dovizioso held his nerve in a breathless race to take his first ever victory at the circuit, and Ducati's first there since Casey Stoner's victory in 2009.
Spicer's press room paean to his boss prompted rounds of mocking and alarm on Twitter and from cable-news pundits, some of whom compared this breathless praise to North Korean propaganda promoting the Dear Leader.
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First Known Use of breathless
BREATHLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of breathless for English Language Learners
: unable to take enough air into your lungs : breathing very hard because you are trying to get more air
: full of emotion
: very fast
BREATHLESS Defined for Kids
Definition of breathless for Students
1 : panting from exertion
2 : filled with excitement or tension a breathless silence
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