Definition of panting in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpan(t)iNG/ /ˈpæn(t)ɪŋ/

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  • Breathing with short, quick breaths; out of breath.

    ‘a panting dog’
    • ‘Ryan's mind raised several questions, but just as he was about to voice the first, a heavily panting Melanie darted into the room.’
    • ‘I then heard panting noises near my face, which was the dog.’
    • ‘Three strangely dressed men stand in the moonlight by three panting camels.’
    • ‘And his over-eager, panting insistence that Australia sign verges on the degrading.’
    • ‘Recently, a cart laden with gas cylinders, pushed by two panting men, entered a one-way street near Metro Cinema in south Mumbai.’