smooth breathing

noun

Definition of smooth breathing

1 : a mark ' placed over some initial vowels in Greek to show that they are not aspirated (as in ἐκει̂ pronounced \e-ˈkā\)
2 : the absence of aspiration indicated by a mark '

First Known Use of smooth breathing

circa 1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about smooth breathing

Time Traveler for smooth breathing

Time Traveler

The first known use of smooth breathing was circa 1888

See more words from the same year

Statistics for smooth breathing

Cite this Entry

“Smooth breathing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smooth%20breathing. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

Comments on smooth breathing

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

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!