Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Entry: inbreath (n.)

In context: "Hal's tooth gives off little electric shivers with each inbreath and he feels slightly unwell."

Definition:   A drawing in of the breath.

Other: I think I marked this entry because I a) loved the sentence, and b) was curious if it was in the OED.  It is!  Here is a nice (first) usage:

1921   R. Graves Pier-glass 26   The deep in-breath, The breath roaring out.

SNOOT score: 1
 
Page: 458

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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