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See definition of gasps on Dictionary.com
  • nounsharply drawn breath
  • verbdraw breath in sharply

synonyms for gasps

  • exclamation
  • whoop
  • blow
  • ejaculation
  • gulp
  • heave
  • pant
  • puff
  • wheeze
  • whoop
  • snort
  • choke
  • blow
  • inhale
  • inspire
  • pant
  • convulse
  • gulp
  • respire
  • puff
  • wheeze
  • heave
  • sniffle
  • fight for breath
  • catch one's breath
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How to use gasps in a sentence

Startled gasps could be heard from the others in the room as they stared at that ghostly face.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
But it was not so much the fire as what else she saw that made her face pale and her breath to come in gasps.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
There were the sounds of startled gasps behind the flashlight, then a gun barked defiantly.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
This he managed to utter in gasps as the detective bent compassionately over him.
THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
The medium moaned and wrung her hands hysterically, her breath coming in quick gasps.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
He was going in now though, almost crawling, his breath coming in stabbing gasps, his hands torn and bleeding.
TIME ENOUGH AT LASTLYN VENABLE
It was so like the statue on the square without that the one at my side gasps, It is he, Mother, what shall we do?
GARDENS OF THE CARIBBEES, V. 1/2IDA MAY HILL STARR
They were hushed in silent ecstasy when it started, and gave little gasps of pleasure when it careened slightly in turning.
GALLEGHER AND OTHER STORIESRICHARD HARDING DAVIS
His voice grew louder and his breath came in choking gasps between the words.
A LIFE SENTENCEADELINE SERGEANT
He divined the gasps of astonishment with which Mrs. Thayer's utterance began.
WAYSIDE COURTSHIPSHAMLIN GARLAND
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