a pause, as for breath.
vigorous exercise that causes heavy breathing.
a person who breathes.
a vent in a container or covering, as in a casing for machinery or in a storage tank, to equalize interior and exterior pressure, permit entry of air, escape of fumes, or the like.
a device for providing air from the atmosphere to submerged or otherwise sealed-off persons, internal-combustion engines, etc.:
the snorkel breather of a submarine.
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(informal) a short pause for rest
a person who breathes in a specified way: a deep breather
a vent in a container to equalize internal and external pressure, such as the pipe in the crankcase of an internal-combustion engine
a small opening in a room, container, cover, etc, supplying air for ventilation
to take air, oxygen, etc., into the lungs and expel it; inhale and exhale; respire. (in speech) to control the outgoing breath in producing voice and speech sounds. to pause, as for breath; take rest: How about giving me a chance to breathe? to move gently or blow lightly, as air. to live; exist: Hardly […]
(of the voice) characterized by audible or excessive emission of breath. Contemporary Examples Becoming Marilyn: An Impersonator Talks About Life as Marilyn Monroe Nina Strochlic August 4, 2012 Jenny McCarthy Twerks Out a Stellar ‘The View’ Debut Kevin Fallon September 8, 2013 Jackie O’s Dark Side Eleanor Clift September 12, 2011 Pomp! Pageantry! Jubilee Begins! […]
(of the voice) characterized by audible or excessive emission of breath. Historical Examples Great Singers on the Art of Singing James Francis Cooke The Child-Voice in Singing Francis E. Howard The Sick-a-Bed Lady Eleanor Hallowell Abbott adjective breathier, breathiest (of the speaking voice) accompanied by an audible emission of breath (of the singing voice) lacking […]
the act of a person or other animal that breathes; respiration. a single breath. the short time required for a single breath. a pause, as for breath. utterance or words. a gentle moving or blowing, as of wind. Classical Greek Grammar. the manner of articulating the beginning of a word written with an initial vowel […]