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. 2014.

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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 — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a voice) having an audible sound of breathing. DERIVATIVES breathily adverb …   English terms 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 voice — (murmur) ◌ʱ ◌̤ Encoding …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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