breathless

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adjective breath·less \ˈbreth-ləs\

Definition of breathless

  1. 1a :  not breathingb :  dead

  2. 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. 3 :  oppressive because of no fresh air or breeze

breathlessly

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breathlessness

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Examples of breathless in a Sentence

  1. They were breathless with anticipation.

  2. I watched them in breathless wonder.

  3. She describes the scene in breathless prose.

  4. He drove at a breathless pace.

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First Known Use of breathless

14th century


BREATHLESS Defined for English Language Learners

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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

breathless

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adjective breath·less \ˈbreth-ləs\

Definition of breathless for Students

  1. 1 :  panting from exertion

  2. 2 :  filled with excitement or tension a breathless silence

breathlessly

adverb

Medical Dictionary

breathless

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adjective breath·less \ˈbreth-ləs\

Medical Definition of breathless

  1. 1:  panting or gasping for breath

  2. 2:  suffering from dyspnea



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