shortness of breath

noun phrase

Definition of shortness of breath

: difficulty breathing

Learn More about shortness of breath

Share shortness of breath

Statistics for shortness of breath

Look-up Popularity

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for shortness of breath

shortness of breath

noun

Medical Definition of shortness of breath

: difficulty in drawing sufficient breath : labored breathing

Comments on shortness of breath

What made you want to look up shortness of breath? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reflect, repel, echo, or resound

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!