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

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The first known use of smooth breathing was circa 1888

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“Smooth breathing.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smooth%20breathing. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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