adjective, breathier, breathiest.
(of the voice) characterized by audible or excessive emission of breath.

1520–30; breath + -y1

breathiness, noun Unabridged
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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

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Word Origin & History

1520s, "pertaining to breath," from breath. Of voices, from 1883.
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Example sentences
Something about the voice struck me as breathy and half-crazed.
Differences between ways of producing vowels, such as creaky voice or breathy
He delivers his revivalist songs in a breathy, hushed voice.
He starts with breathy, staring longingly and directly into the camera.
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