- breathy ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a voice) having an audible sound of breathing.DERIVATIVES breathily adverb.
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breathy — [breth′ē] adj. breathier, breathiest characterized by an excessive and audible emission of breath [a breathy voice, speaker, etc.] breathily adv. breathiness n … English World dictionary
breathy — 1520s, pertaining to breath, from BREATH (Cf. breath) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Of voices, from 1883. Related: Breathily; breathiness … Etymology dictionary
breathy — UK [ˈbreθɪ] / US adjective Word forms breathy : adjective breathy comparative breathier superlative breathiest with loud breathing noises I love you, she whispered with a breathy sigh … English dictionary
breathy — [[t]bre̱θi[/t]] ADJ If someone has a breathy voice, you can hear their breath when they speak or sing. Her voice was suddenly breathy … English dictionary
breathy — adj. Breathy is used with these nouns: ↑tone … Collocations dictionary
breathy — breath|y [ˈbreθi] adj if someone s voice is breathy, you can hear their breath when they speak … Dictionary of contemporary English
breathy — breath|y [ breθi ] adjective with loud breathing noises: I love you, she whispered with a breathy sigh … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
breathy — adjective if someone s voice is breathy, you can hear their breath when they speak … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
breathy — adjective (breathier; est) Date: 1883 characterized or accompanied by or as if by the audible passage of breath • breathily adverb • breathiness noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
breathy — breathiness, n. /breth ee/, adj., breathier, breathiest. (of the voice) characterized by audible or excessive emission of breath. [1520 30; BREATH + Y1] * * * … Universalium