- the air drawn into or expelled from the lungs to provide the generative source for most speech sounds.
- the audible expiration generating voiceless speech sounds, as (p), (k), (sh), etc.
Idioms about breath
Origin of breath
OTHER WORDS FROM breathin·ter·breath, adjective
Words nearby breath
How to use breath in a sentence
If they have symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath or an abnormal heart beat, he says, they should see a doctor.College athletes show signs of possible heart injury after COVID-19|Aimee Cunningham|September 11, 2020|Science News
She told the Blade she only sleeps a few hours a night, she has no strength and walking a few feet leaves her out of breath.
Although one of the major problems they have to deal with is rescuing people who refuse to evacuate, under their breath they thanked us for saving these homes.
For example, people with type 2 diabetes are often overweight and have shortness of breath.How special relativity can help AI predict the future|Will Heaven|August 28, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Alternative living, in my case vanlife, is a financial breath of fresh air.
In the next breath, however, he is decrying the press misinterpretation of his Diana script.Harry’s Daddy, and Diana’s ‘Murder’: Royal Rumors In a New Play|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Throughout Christmas eve and day, the world is monitoring with bated breath.
He died in July after being grabbed around the throat by a cop and wrestled to ground where the breath flew out of him.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner|Mike Barnicle|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Every time you see me, you want to mess with me,” Garner exclaimed, short of breath.
His breath became so strained that he was forced to quit his job as a horticulturalist for the parks department.
It was one of those long moments that makes a fellow draw his breath sharp when he thinks about it afterward.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
While you were admiring the long roll of the wave, a sudden spray would be dashed over you, and make you catch your breath!
Cease ye therefore from the man, whose breath is in his nostrils, for he is reputed high.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
He caught his breath, he paused, then stepped within on tiptoe, and the hush of four thousand years closed after him.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
He is on the violin what Liszt is on the piano, and is the only artist worthy to be mentioned in the same breath with him.
British Dictionary definitions for breath
Word Origin for breath
Medical definitions for breath
Other Idioms and Phrases with breath
In addition to the idiom beginning with breath
- breathe down someone's neck
- breathe easy
- breathe life into
- breathe one's last
- breathing space
- breath of fresh air
- catch one's breath
- hold one's breath
- in the same breath
- out of breath
- save one's breath
- take one's breath away
- under one's breath
- waste one's breath
- with bated breath