how to pronounce breath


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the above transcription of breath is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

breath is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of breath in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… take a deep breath once you let go your …”

meanings of breath


  1. A rest or pause.
  2. A single act of breathing in or out; a breathing of air.
  3. Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume.
  4. The act or process of breathing.
  5. Air expelled from the lungs.
  6. Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration.
  7. A small amount of something, such as wind, or common sense.


  1. Misspelling of breathe.

breath frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word breath occurs in english on average 54.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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