breathed


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breathed

 (brĕtht)
adj.
1. (also brēthd) Linguistics Voiceless.
2. Having breath of a specified kind. Often used in combination: sour-breathed.

breathed

(brɛθt; briːðd)
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics relating to or denoting a speech sound for whose articulation the vocal cords are not made to vibrate. Compare voiced

voice•less

(ˈvɔɪs lɪs)

adj.
1. having no voice; mute.
2. uttering no words; silent.
3. having an unmusical voice.
4. unspoken; unuttered.
5. having no vote or right of choice.
6. (of a speech sound) pronounced without vibration of the vocal cords, as the consonants (p), (f), and (s).
[1525–35]
voice′less•ly, adv.
voice′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.breathed - uttered without voicebreathed - uttered without voice; "could hardly hear her breathed plea, `Help me'"; "voiceless whispers"
inaudible, unhearable - impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear; "an inaudible conversation"
References in classic literature ?
As she went along she steadied herself with her hand, slipped along the papered walls of the hall and breathed with difficulty.
Pavel made a rasping sound when he breathed, and he kept moaning.
When Edna was at last alone, she breathed a big, genuine sigh of relief.
He approached the further end of the cavern, to an outlet, which, like the others, was concealed by blankets; and removing the thick screen, breathed the fresh and reviving air from the cataract.
There seemed no necessity for his having drawn breath at all; the world never wanted him; but, as he had breathed, it ought always to have been the balmiest of summer air.
But the air was too fresh and chill to be long breathed with comfort.
There was a contagion in the very air that blew from that haunted region; it breathed forth an atmosphere of dreams and fancies infecting all the land.
She breathed a vague relief: this was, oddly, so much to the good.