Definition of 'breath'
Video: pronunciation of 'breath'
Example sentences containing 'breath'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Take a deep breath and just go with it as you join the busy traffic. The Sun (2017)He was almost double the limit in a breath test. The Sun (2017)This campaign they remain a breath of fresh air due to the honesty of their manager. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Just remember to stop holding your breath. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Take a slow, deep breath for at least three seconds. The Sun (2017)Are you short of breath? Times, Sunday Times (2016)I have to stop for a moment or two, and not just to catch my breath. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They won't have bad breath under the mistletoe, at least. The Sun (2016)Or, deep breath, has his attention wandered? Times, Sunday Times (2016)As we sit looking across the Thames, he pauses to catch his breath. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You have probably had walking enough with your short breath. Daniel Deronda (1876)We are out there to fight until the last breath. The Sun (2010)Take another deep breath and imagine the colour violet as you breathe out. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)The cavern that appears makes me catch my breath. Times, Sunday Times (2015)When mouth breathing is habitual during the day as well bad breath is far more pronounced. Bad Breath (1994)Try breathing through your nose into your belly and let the breath out through your mouth. The Sun (2015)The cost of a room here can take your breath away. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We also need more officers out on the roads carrying out breath tests. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was a breath of fresh air then and he still is now. The Sun (2010)Taking a breath felt like climbing a mountain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When he walks down the stairwell he feels a breath of wind touch his face. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The mother may be feeling short of breath as the uterus pushes against her lungs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It paused for breath last summer but has since been moving ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Take a deep breath and simply say what you found. The Sun (2013)His successor is a breath of fresh air. The Sun (2009)It is hard to catch your breath after a rally exceeding ten strokes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We sit cramped up at a desk and breathe little shallow breaths with the top of our lungs. Repetitive Strain Injury (1994)One day we may be able to declare the eurozone crisis over but you would not want to hold your breath. Times, Sunday Times (2013)With each breath, breathe in that confidence you now feel. HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)
Trends of 'breath'
Very Common. breath is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'breath'
British English: breath /brɛθ/ NOUN
Your breath is the air which you take into and let out of your lungs when you breathe.
I could smell the garlic on his breath.
- American English: breath
- Arabic: نَفَس
- Brazilian Portuguese: respiração
- Chinese: 呼吸
- Croatian: dah
- Czech: dech
- Danish: ånde
- Dutch: adem
- European Spanish: aliento
- Finnish: hengitys
- French: haleine
- German: Atem
- Greek: ανάσα
- Italian: alito
- Japanese: 息
- Korean: 숨
- Norwegian: pust
- Polish: oddech
- European Portuguese: respiração
- Romanian: respirație
- Russian: дыхание
- Spanish: aliento
- Swedish: andetag
- Thai: ลมหายใจ
- Turkish: nefes
- Ukrainian: дихання
- Vietnamese: hơi thở
Definition of breath from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.