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Is there a word for slowly exhaling through an open mouth like when it's cold and you're trying to warm up your hands?

As in;

He [word] into his hands but failed to warm them up.

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    I don't think you'll find a word that means that specifically. He breathed into his hands but failed to warm them up is fine. – wrymug Jun 28 '18 at 20:33
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Depending on the tone you're hoping for in your writing, you can use a softer verb or a stronger verb. For example,

Softer verbs:

He breathed into his hands but failed to warm them up.

He exhaled into his hands…

He sighed into his hands…

Stronger verbs:

He blew into this hands…

He coughed into his hands…

He whispered into his hands…

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    not sure about sighed and whispered. They connote something entirely different. – Jim Jun 28 '18 at 22:58
  • Blew is the word most commonly used in this sentence. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Jun 29 '18 at 0:18
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to huff vocabulary.com

huffing

an act of forcible exhalation

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