breathy

[ breth-ee ]
/ ˈbrɛθ i /

adjective, breath·i·er, breath·i·est.

(of the voice) characterized by audible or excessive emission of breath.

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Origin of breathy

First recorded in 1520–30; breath + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM breathy

breath·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for breathy

breathy
/ (ˈbrɛθɪ) /

adjective breathier or breathiest

(of the speaking voice) accompanied by an audible emission of breath
(of the singing voice) lacking resonance

Derived forms of breathy

breathily, adverbbreathiness, noun
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