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breathed

[ bretht, breethd ]
/ brɛθt, briðd /
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adjective Phonetics.

not phonated; unvoiced; voiceless.
utilizing the breath exclusively in the production of a speech sound.

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Origin of breathed

1875–80; breath + -ed3 or breathe + -ed2
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British Dictionary definitions for breathed

breathed
/ (brɛθt, briːðd) /

adjective

phonetics relating to or denoting a speech sound for whose articulation the vocal cords are not made to vibrateCompare voiced
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