• IPA: /ˈbɹɛθləs/


  1. Having difficulty breathing; gasping.
  2. That makes one hold one's breath (with excitement etc.).
    • 1934, Frank Richards, The Magnet, The Mystery of the Vaults
      The plane buzzed on at a breathless speed. Bob had been in a plane before, and he had no fear. Indeed, but for the strange circumstances, he would have enjoyed that breathless rush through space.
  3. Not breathing; dead or apparently so.
  4. Having no wind; still, calm or airless.
  5. Having a somewhat hysterical tone, using over-emotive language.
  • German: atemlos
  • Russian: запы́хавшийся
  • Spanish: jadeante, sin aliento
Translations Translations
  • Russian: бездыха́нный
  • Russian: неподви́жный

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