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- n. The ability to breathe, especially to exhale, and therefore to speak, sing, inflate balloons, and so on, either loudly or at length.
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The place was as noisy as a reckless expenditure of lung power could make it. the pupils on the bench shouted their way from aleph to tav, cheered and prompted by the growl of the rebbe; while the children in the corridor waiting their turn played "puss in the corner" and other noisy games.