breathy

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breath·y

 (brĕth′ē)
adj. breath·i·er, breath·i·est
Marked by audible or noisy breathing: a breathy voice.

breath′i·ly adv.
breath′i·ness n.

breathy

(ˈbrɛθɪ)
adj, breathier or breathiest
1. (of the speaking voice) accompanied by an audible emission of breath
2. (of the singing voice) lacking resonance
ˈbreathily adv
ˈbreathiness n

breath•y

(ˈbrɛθ i)

adj. breath•i•er, breath•i•est.
(of the voice) characterized by audible or excessive emission of breath.
[1520–30]
breath′i•ly, adv.
breath′i•ness, n.
Translations

breathy

[ˈbreθɪ] ADJ [voice] → entrecortado

breathy

[ˈbrɛθi] adj [voice] → voilé(e)

breathy

adj (+er)rauchig; (through shyness) → hauchig
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I thought perhaps switching to the falsetto sound would create an even breathier sound, but he felt that in the full voice he was wasting even more air.
For females, there was also a strong preference for breathier voices - a la Marilyn Monroe - as opposed to the creakier voices of the Kardashians or Ellen Page.
One of the biggest problems that arises from voice overuse is scar tissue, which is stiffer than normal tissue, and leaves a person with a hoarser, breathier voice.
but Coulthard him David continued: "Daniel was one of the first to get the reversal tracheostomy and during the process the surgeons cut a section off his voice box, which meant his voice was husky and breathier sounding.
It's incredibly difficult because we're finding in this theatre you have to project a lot and with the accents and everything like that it's quite exhausting, but you just build up stamina I suppose," she says, her clipped English accent sounding even breathier from the effort of talking and walking at the same time.
Moreover, the male voices in the L'Oreal ads were, on average, considerably deeper, huskier, breathier and more sensual than the male voices employed for products targeted at men.
But as the intro melts into a breathier verse, Cat Southall's vocals hint at a dangerous Bond girl foe clasping cold steel to thigh, and it becomes clear that this track won the competition for its conviction.
She is far too classy and individual a singer to do an imitation of Horn, but what she does do is keep her vocals here close the microphone and breathier than she has in the past.
In conjunction with collaborator Paul Cohen, Downs tastefully modernizes these songs with electronica, and bits of hip-hop and rock that wrap around a voice that has mellowed and rounded out with more bass and a breathier delivery.
Colin was suffering from flu, which made his famous breathy vocals even breathier, but he still produced a terrific performance, delivering his 70s hits Say You Don't Mind, I Don't Believe In Miracles and a beefed-up version of Jimmy Ruffin's classic What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted.
Women tend to speak in a higher pitch and a lower, breathier volume than men; in public, they are expected to talk less or even to remain silent (Loveday 301).