breathlessly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.breathlessly - in a breathless manner; "she spoke breathlessly"
Translations
بانقطاع الأنفاس
bez dechuudýchaně
forpustetstakåndet
lélekszakadva
standandi á öndinni
bez dychu
nefes nefesesoluk soluğa

breathlessly

[ˈbreθlɪslɪ] ADV
1. (lit) [say, ask] → entrecortadamente, jadeante; [walk, climb] → jadeando, con la respiración entrecortada
2. (fig) [watch, wait] → ansiosamente

breathlessly

[ˈbrɛθləsli] adv
[say, ask] → d'une voix haletante, à bout de souffle
[wait, watch] → en retenant son souffle

breathlessly

advatemlos; (from exertion also) → außer Atem

breathlessly

[ˈbrɛθlɪslɪ] advsenza 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 .
References in classic literature ?
Prince Andrew was watching these men abashed by the Emperor's presence, and the women who were breathlessly longing to be asked to dance.
Madam," I said, breathlessly springing forward, as a heavenly being was coldly tearing the hook from the gills of the unlucky trout, "though I am a stranger, will you do me a great favour?
At five minutes before eight, Passepartout, hatless, shoeless, and having in the squabble lost his package of shirts and shoes, rushed breathlessly into the station.
But," said the countess, breathlessly, with her eyes fixed on Monte Cristo, whose arm she convulsively pressed with both hands, "we are friends, are we not?
She talked breathlessly of the floor and the heat and the supper.
Behind Grimaud the other servants listened breathlessly, with their eyes fixed upon the bed of their sick master.
King he angry," he called out to them breathlessly.
It won't be so exciting as it is when you have a whole schoolful before you hanging breathlessly on your words.
These streets were huge canyons formed by towering black buildings, echoing with the clang of car gongs and the shouts of drivers; the people who swarmed in them were as busy as ants--all hurrying breathlessly, never stopping to look at anything nor at each other.
Just as I had written that I heard sounds of arrival, and running out I breathlessly told the Man of Wrath how nearly I had been able to give him the owls he has so often said he would like to have, and how sorry I was they were gone, and how grievous the death of one, and so on after the voluble manner of women.
The operator finished his tale quickly, breathlessly.
Or again, we might choose Peter's defiance of the lions, when he drew a circle round him on the ground with an arrow and dared them to cross it; and though he waited for hours, with the other boys and Wendy looking on breathlessly from trees, not one of them dared to accept his challenge.