Translation of "breath" - English-French dictionary


noun /breθ/

the air drawn into, and then sent out from, the lungs

My dog’s breath smells terrible.

an act of breathing

respiration, inspiration
Take a deep breath.
breathless adjective

having difficulty in breathing normally

His asthma makes him breathless
He was breathless after climbing the hill.
breathlessly adverb

en haletant
breathlessness noun

hold one’s breath

to stop breathing (often because of anxiety or to avoid being heard)

retenir son souffle
He held his breath as he watched the daring acrobat.
out of breath

breathless (through running etc)

I’m out of breath after climbing all these stairs.
under one’s breath

in a whisper

à voix basse
He swore under his breath.
breath is a noun: He held his breath. breathe is a verb: He found it difficult to breathe.

(Translation of “breath” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)