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(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 resonance


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