Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “breathless”

See all translations

breathless

adjective  /ˈbreθ·ləs/ us  
breathing too fast, and therefore unable to get enough air into your lungs to be comfortable: She was breathless with excitement.
Translations of “breathless”
in Chinese (Traditional) 氣喘吁吁的,上氣不接下氣的…
in Russian запыхавшийся…
in Turkish nefessiz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 气喘吁吁的,上气不接下气的…
in Polish bez tchu…
(Definition of breathless from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of breathless?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “breathless” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More