breathiest

breathy

[breth-ee]
adjective, breathier, breathiest.
(of the voice) characterized by audible or excessive emission of breath.

Origin:
1520–30; breath + -y1

breathiness, noun
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breathy (ˈbrɛθɪ)
 
adj , breathier, breathiest
1.  (of the speaking voice) accompanied by an audible emission of breath
2.  (of the singing voice) lacking resonance
 
'breathily
 
adv
 
'breathiness
 
n

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breathy
1520s, "pertaining to breath," from breath. Of voices, from 1883.
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