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Definition of "breathless" []

  • Breathing with difficulty; gasping: was breathless from running. (adjective)
  • Marked by the suspension of regular breathing, as from tension or excitement: a breathless audience. (adjective)
  • Causing or capable of causing the suspension of regular breathing; tense or exciting: a breathless flight. (adjective)
  • Not breathing; without breath. (adjective)
  • Dead. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "breathless" in a sentence
  • "The air was in breathless calm, not a needle quivered, and the least sounds of the camp were distinct and clear as trumpet calls."
  • "BEIJING mdash; China joined the world in breathless coverage of the Chilean mine rescue, but when a gas blast killed 21 Chinese miners and trapped ..."
  • "BEIJING — China joined the world in breathless coverage of the Chilean mine rescue, but when a gas blast killed 21 Chinese miners and trapped 16 Saturday, the national TV evening news didn't say a word."