Definition of breathless in English:


Syllabification: breath·less
Pronunciation: /ˈbreTHləs


1Gasping for breath, typically due to exertion: the climb left me breathless
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  • She looked up at him, breathless and gasping in surprise.
  • All it accomplished was to leave him breathless and gasping.
  • He'd turn his head toward me, his chest still moving up and down quickly from the rapid, breathless exertion.
out of breath, panting, puffing, gasping, wheezing, hyperventilating;
1.1Short of breath or appearing this way because of excitement or other strong feelings: her breathless account of what happened in the courtroom
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  • I felt invincible, breathless and overwhelmingly strong.
  • She once rang me breathless with excitement: ‘I'm going to be in a magazine!’
  • She was breathless with excitement and it was catching.
agog, open-mouthed, waiting with bated breath, on the edge of one's seat, on tenterhooks, in suspense;
excited, impatient
1.2(Of the air or weather) unstirred by a wind or breeze; stiflingly still: the warm, breathless air
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  • The grass was yellow, and as high as his knees; not a blade stirred in the cold breathless air.
  • The grey cloaked man could feel their breathless air down his spine.
  • The breathless wind whispered by.



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  • In about a week, the press will breathlessly declare it's too close to call.
  • I ran breathlessly through the tide of darkness swiftly rolling in, and slowly the stalker melted away.
  • At least there's entertainment to be had from the breathlessly reported Windsor wit and wisdom.


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  • But earlier I used to get palpitations with breathlessness.
  • In greater doses it can cause chest tightness, fatigue, breathlessness, dizziness and can affect muscle control.
  • I experience breathlessness and sometimes congestion leading to wheezing and hyperventilation.

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