(noun, verb, interjection)


1. (humorous) The sound of a gasp.

- Gasp! What will happen next?


1. a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open

- she gave a gasp and fainted

Similar word(s): pant

Definition categories: act, aspiration, inhalation, inspiration, intake

Sentences with gasp as a noun:

- The audience gave a gasp of astonishment

- I'm popping out for a gasp.


1. breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted

Similar word(s): heave, pant, puff

Definition categories: body, blow

Sentences with gasp as a verb:

- The audience gasped as the magician disappeared.

- We were all gasping when we reached the summit.

- The old man gasped his last few words.

- I'm gasping for a cup of tea.