Definition of breathing :
1. A mark to indicate aspiration or its absence. See Rough breathing, Smooth breathing, below.
2. Air in gentle motion.
3. Also, in a wider sense, the sound caused by the friction of the outgoing breath in the throat, mouth, etc., when the glottis is wide open; aspiration; the sound expressed by the letter h.
4. Any gentle influence or operation; inspiration; as, the breathings of the Spirit.
5. Aspiration; secret prayer.
6. Exercising; promotion of respiration.
7. of Breathe
8. place; vent.
9. Respiration; the act of inhaling and exhaling air.
10. Stop; pause; delay.
11. Utterance; communication or publicity by words.
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smelling (part of speech: verb)
- We kept time with each other by our long, deep breathing. - "New National Fourth Reader", Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes.
- Distinctly, she could hear the sound of soft breathing. - "Penny Nichols Finds a Clue", Joan Clark.
- However, Richard Ashton only set his lips, hardly breathing for the space of half a moment. - "The Camp Fire Girls Across the Seas", Margaret Vandercook.