smooth breathing

noun

Definition of smooth breathing

  1. 1 :  a mark ' placed over some initial vowels in Greek to show that they are not aspirated (as in ἐκει̂ pronounced \e-ˈkā\)

  2. 2 :  the absence of aspiration indicated by a mark '

First Known Use of smooth breathing

circa 1888

Learn More about smooth breathing


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

sad or melancholy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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