Breathy



(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! Tom Sykes June 1, 2012
Could Facebook Have Prevented the Georgia Baby Shooting? Joshua DuBois March 26, 2013

Historical Examples

The Psychology of Singing David C. Taylor
Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
McClure’s Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908 Various
The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
Essentials in Conducting Karl Wilson Gehrkens

adjective breathier, breathiest
(of the speaking voice) accompanied by an audible emission of breath
(of the singing voice) lacking resonance
adj.

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