Meaning of breathless

breath•less

Pronunciation: (breth'lis), [key]
— adj.
  1. without breath or breathing with difficulty; gasping; panting: We were breathless after the steep climb.
  2. with the breath held, as in suspense, astonishment, fear, or the like: breathless listeners of the mystery story.
  3. causing loss of breath, as from excitement, anticipation, or tension: a breathless ride.
  4. dead; lifeless.
  5. motionless or still, as air without a breeze: a breathless summer day.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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