adjective, breath·i·er, breath·i·est.
Origin of breathy
Related Words for breathythroaty, harsh, gruff, raucous, discordant, gravelly, blatant, cracked, dry, grating, guttural, husky, indistinct, jarring, piercing, ragged, rough, scratching, strident, thick
Examples from the Web for breathy
Contemporary Examples of breathy
On the show, she was the epitome of Marilyn Monroe hotness, but subbed loud belches for breathy coos—and then laughed about it.Jenny McCarthy Twerks Out a Stellar ‘The View’ Debut
September 9, 2013
A healthy majority of these posts are the angsty exaggerations of teenagers and breathy recitations of the latest pop trends.Could Facebook Have Prevented the Georgia Baby Shooting?
March 27, 2013
Her voice is breathy and soft; her moves subtle and seductive.Becoming Marilyn: An Impersonator Talks About Life as Marilyn Monroe
August 5, 2012
In other news, Katherine Jenkins is trending on Twitter after her Jubilicious and breathy performance singing God save the Queen.Pomp! Pageantry! Jubilee Begins!
June 2, 2012
Eleanor Clift says it could be hard to believe this is the same baby-voiced, breathy Jackie.Jackie O’s Dark Side
September 13, 2011
Historical Examples of breathy
The big man's voice had reached the high, breathy pitch of a fife.Out Like a Light
Gordon Randall Garrett
His tones are forced, harsh, and breathy; they lack musical quality.The Psychology of Singing
David C. Taylor
But, this time, the monosyllable was breathy, and not sharp.The Brentons
Anna Chapin Ray
This to a brief, blunt block of child who made some breathy noise.Wilderness of Spring
Now he felt Aria close to him, heard her voice trembling and breathy.Circle of Flight