Meaning of “breathless” in the English Dictionary

"breathless" in British English

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breathlessadjective

uk /ˈbreθ.ləs/ us /ˈbreθ.ləs/

not able to breathe easily:

I was breathless after climbing the stairs.
That one kiss had left her breathless with excitement.
breathlessly
adverb uk /ˈbreθ.ləs.li/ us /ˈbreθ.ləs.li/

(Definition of “breathless” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"breathless" in American English

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breathlessadjective

us /ˈbreθ·ləs/

breathing too fast, and therefore unable to get enough air into your lungs to be comfortable:

She was breathless with excitement.

(Definition of “breathless” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)