breath group


noun Phonetics.

a sequence of sounds articulated in the course of a single exhalation; an utterance or part of an utterance produced between pauses for breath.

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Origin of breath group

First recorded in 1875–80
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Example sentences from the Web for breath group

  • Verse must be divided into phrases, each of which can be uttered easily as one breath-group.