adjective \ˈer-ē\

: having a lot of open space through which air can move freely

: having a light or careless quality that shows a lack of concern

: very light or delicate


Full Definition of AIRY

a :  of or relating to air :  atmospheric
b :  high in the air :  lofty <airy perches>
c :  performed in air :  aerial <airy leaps>
:  unreal, illusory <airy romances>
a :  being light and graceful in movement or manner :  sprightly, vivacious <an airy dance>
b :  exceptionally light, delicate, or refined <an airy fragrance>
a :  open to the free circulation of air <an airy room>
b :  having openings or spaces <airy lacework>
:  affected, proud <airy condescension>
air·i·ly \ˈer-ə-lē\ adverb
air·i·ness \-ē-nəs\ noun

Examples of AIRY

  1. The room is open, light, and airy.
  2. He refused with an airy wave of his hand.

First Known Use of AIRY

14th century


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