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breathy

breath·y

breathy

 
pronunciation:
bre thi
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: breathier, breathiest
definition 1: of a voice, softened or otherwise altered in timbre by more than ordinary expiration of breath.
definition 2: marked by intentional or unintentional expiration of air that softens or otherwise alters the normal timbre of a wind instrument.
a breathy style on the saxophoneHis playing is too breathy.
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derivations: breathily (adv.), breathiness (n.)