(a) breath of air

(a) breath of air
a breath of air/wind/mainly literary phrase
a very small movement of the air
Thesaurus: air we breathehyponym
Main entry: breath

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • breath of air — a breath of (fresh) ˈair idiom clean air breathed in after being indoors or in a dirty atmosphere • We ll get a breath of fresh air at lunchtime. Main entry: ↑breathidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • went out for a breath of air — came outside to breath some air, went outside to cool off or calm down, went outside to refresh himself …   English contemporary dictionary

  • a breath of air — a breath of (fresh) ˈair idiom clean air breathed in after being indoors or in a dirty atmosphere • We ll get a breath of fresh air at lunchtime. Main entry: ↑breathidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • breath — W2S3 [breθ] n [: Old English; Origin: brAth] 1.) a) [U] the air that you send out of your lungs when you breathe ▪ Leo could smell the wine on her breath. ▪ Let your breath out slowly. ▪ He s got bad breath (=breath that smells unpleasant) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breath — [ breθ ] noun count or uncount *** the air that goes in and out of your body through your nose or mouth: He could feel her warm breath on his face. His breath smelled strongly of alcohol. a. the act of getting air into your lungs by breathing:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • air-breath|ing — «AIR BREE thihng», adjective. 1. that takes in oxygen from the atmosphere to oxidize its fuel: »air breathing missiles. 2. that respirates or breathes air as a natural process: »air breathing insects …   Useful english dictionary

  • air-breath|er — «AIR BREE thuhr», noun. a missile whose engine uses oxygen from the atmosphere to oxidize its fuel …   Useful english dictionary

  • breath — /breT/ noun 1 AIR YOU BREATHE a) (U) the air that you take in and out of your lungs when you breathe: Paul smelt the cigarette smoke on her breath. | bad breath (=breath that smells unpleasant) b) the process of breathing in and out: Her breath… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • breath — [[t]bre̱θ[/t]] ♦♦♦ breaths 1) N VAR: oft poss N Your breath is the air that you let out through your mouth when you breathe. If someone has bad breath, their breath smells unpleasant. I could smell the whisky on his breath... Smoking causes bad… …   English dictionary

  • breath */*/*/ — UK [breθ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms breath : singular breath plural breaths Get it right: breath: Don t confuse breath (a noun) and breathe (a verb). Breath is pronounced /breθ/ and means the air that goes in and out of your… …   English dictionary

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