Definition of breathed in US English:



  • 1usually in combination Having breath of a specified kind.

    ‘a foul-breathed poodle’
    • ‘Cheese-breathed art snobs have wreaked havoc on the metro area long enough.’
    • ‘When a beer-breathed ball player agrees to coach a little league team, he finds he's in over his head.’
    • ‘I have managed to lunch on countless occasions in the garlic-breathed vicinity of some very affluent business folk.’
    • ‘I leaned over, shaky-breathed, and kissed her fully on the lips.’
  • 2Phonetics
    Unvoiced; voiceless.