Definition of breathiness in English:



  • See breathy

    • ‘The breathiness had left her voice, leaving it cold and strong.’
    • ‘It is a gentle way of connecting thoughts, without applying the abrupt brake of a full stop or the breathiness of a comma.’
    • ‘Her voice has grown a bit deeper, but mostly it's been enriched with a soulful breathiness and grit.’
    • ‘The absence of vibrato or breathiness in the upper parts makes for gloriously sinewy singing.’
    • ‘What she lacks in sheer firepower she more than makes up for in hypnotic and compelling breathiness.’