gasp

Part of speech: verb

To utter or emit brokenly; breathe convulsively, as from faintness.

Part of speech: noun

An act of gasping.

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Usage examples "gasp":

  1. Make up your mind that you'll fight to the last gasp. - "The Rangeland Avenger", Max Brand.
  2. There was a low gasp from several of the younger women, but one of the eldest looked up in distaste. - "Black Man's Burden", Dallas McCord Reynolds.
  3. So the last I heard from Auntie was a gasp. - "Wilt Thou Torchy", Sewell Ford.