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breath·less

 (brĕth′lĭs)
adj.
1. Breathing with difficulty; gasping: was breathless from running.
2.
a. Excited or tense, often to the point of holding the breath: a breathless audience.
b. Tense or exciting, often in causing or being characterized by holding of the breath: breathless anticipation.
3.
a. Not breathing; without breath.
b. Dead.
4. Having no air or breeze; still: a breathless summer day.

breath′less·ly adv.
breath′less·ness n.

breathless

(ˈbrɛθlɪs)
adj
1. out of breath; gasping, etc
2. holding one's breath or having it taken away by excitement, etc: a breathless confrontation.
3. (esp of the atmosphere) motionless and stifling
4. rare lifeless; dead
ˈbreathlessly adv
ˈbreathlessness n

breath•less

(ˈbrɛθ lɪs)

adj.
1. without breath; gasping; panting.
2. with the breath held, as in suspense.
3. causing loss of breath, as from excitement, anticipation, or tension: a breathless ride.
4. dead; lifeless.
5. motionless or still, as air without a breeze.
[1350–1400]
breath′less•ly, adv.
breath′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.breathless - not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty; "breathless at thought of what I had done"; "breathless from running"; "followed the match with breathless interest"
unventilated - not ventilated; "stuffy unventilated rooms"
breathing, eupneic, eupnoeic - passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination; "the boy was disappointed to find only skeletons instead of living breathing dinosaurs"; "the heavy-breathing person on the telephone"
2.breathless - tending to cause suspension of regular breathing; "a breathless flight"; "breathtaking adventure"
exciting - creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip"
3.breathless - appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse; "an inanimate body"; "pulseless and dead"
dead - no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"

breathless

adjective
1. out of breath, winded, exhausted, panting, gasping, puffed, choking, gulping, wheezing, out of puff (informal), out of whack (informal), puffing and blowing, short-winded I was a little breathless and my heartbeat was fast.
2. excited, anxious, curious, eager, enthusiastic, impatient, agog, on tenterhooks, in suspense We were breathless with anticipation.

breathless

adjective
Marked by an absence of circulating air:
Translations
مقطوع النفس، لاهث
udýchaný
forpustetstakåndet
henkeäsalpaava
légzési nehézségekkel küzdõ
lafmóîur
zasopel
nefes nefesesoluk soluğa

breathless

[ˈbreθlɪs] ADJ
1. (from exertion) [voice] → entrecortado
he arrived breathlessllegó sin alientollegó jadeando
she was breathless from climbing the stairssubir las escaleras la había dejado sin aliento
it leaves you breathlesscorta la respiración
at a breathless pacea un ritmo acelerado
2. (with excitement) a breathless silenceun silencio intenso
she was breathless with excitementla emoción la había dejado sin aliento
we were breathless with anticipationesperábamos ansiosísimos

breathless

[ˈbrɛθləs] adj
(= short of breath) [person] → essoufflé(e), haletant(e); [voice] → essoufflé(e)
(fig) breathless with excitement → le souffle coupé par l'émotion

breathless

adjatemlos; (with exertion also) → außer Atem; he said in a breathless voicesagte er, nach Luft ringend; he is rather breathless (through illness) → er leidet an Atemnot; breathless with excitement/anticipationganz atemlos vor Aufregung/Spannung; it left me breathless (lit, fig)es verschlug mir den Atem; at a breathless paceatemberaubend schnell

breathless

[ˈbrɛθlɪs] adj (exhausted) → senza fiato; (with excitement) → con il fiato sospeso; (silence) → religioso/a; (anticipation, anxiety) → vivissimo/a
his asthma makes him breathless → l'asma gli fa mancare il fiato

breath

(breθ) noun
1. the air drawn into, and then sent out from, the lungs. My dog's breath smells terrible.
2. an act of breathing. Take a deep breath.
ˈbreathless adjective
having difficulty in breathing normally. His asthma makes him breathless; He was breathless after climbing the hill.
ˈbreathlessly adverb
ˈbreathlessness noun
hold one's breath
to stop breathing (often because of anxiety or to avoid being heard). He held his breath as he watched the daring acrobat.
out of breath
breathless (through running etc). I'm out of breath after climbing all these stairs.
under one's breath
in a whisper. He swore under his breath.

breath is a noun: He held his breath .
breathe is a verb: He found it difficult to breathe .

breathless

a. sofocado-a, sin aliento; falto de respiración.
References in classic literature ?
While they waited in breathless expectancy out came a Mouse.
On the summit of a little knoll, with a pipe between his teeth and his back against a palm-tree, Trent was lounging away an hour of the breathless night.
While still at a distance he took off his cap and tried to speak respectfully, but he was pale and breathless and his face was angry.
In one breathless moment the thought assumed a new development in her mind.
JULY CAME ON with that breathless, brilliant heat which makes the plains of Kansas and Nebraska the best corn country in the world.
They listened, breathless, when she told them the house in Esplanade Street was crowded with workmen, hammering, nailing, sawing, and filling the place with clatter.
They are sensual with an unashamed violence that leaves you breathless.
The philosophers, priests, and doctors of China could have preached themselves breathless against opium for a thousand years, and the use of opium, so long as opium was ever accessible and obtainable, would have continued unabated.
Seeing all these considerations in one breathless moment, Mr.
Here is the concluding phrase; let the reader add the hoarse voice and the breathless gestures of Master Charmolue,
The latter pressed on after the horse, but the snow lay so deep and his coats were so heavy that, sinking above his knees at each step, he stopped breathless after taking not more than twenty steps.
In breathless wonder, Alban heard of the doubt which had crossed Doctor Allday's mind, on the evening when Mirabel had called at his house.