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- n. The state or quality of being breathy.
- n. The result or product of being breathy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In a vocal or similar sound, the state, quality, or effect resulting from an escape of unvocalized air with the sound proper, as in clumsy vocalization, apprehension or terror, whispering, etc.: sometimes equivalent to wheeziness, which, however, is usually applied to mechanical sounds, as to a poor organ tone.
From breathy + -ness. (Wiktionary)