What does the word gasp mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

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

  • Part of speech: noun

  • An act of gasping.

Usage examples for gasp

  1. Make up your mind that you'll fight to the last gasp. – The Rangeland Avenger by 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 by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  3. So the last I heard from Auntie was a gasp. – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford