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  • n. A pause to take a breath.


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  • Again, the sight of her, that was a picture, gave him the little catch-breath of gasp.

    The Little Lady of the Big House, by Jack London

  • To more completely arouse dormant muscles that should play an important part in breathing, place the hands against the sides, thumbs well back, take, through the nostrils or the slightly parted lips, six short catch-breaths, moving the ribs _out at the side_ with each catch-breath.

    Resonance in Singing and Speaking


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