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airy

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adjective \ˈer-ē\

Simple Definition of airy

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of airy

airierairiest

  1. 1 a :  of or relating to air :  atmospheric b :  high in the air :  lofty <airy perches> c :  performed in air :  aerial <airy leaps>

  2. 2 :  unreal, illusory <airy romances>

  3. 3 a :  being light and graceful in movement or manner :  sprightly, vivacious <an airy dance> b :  exceptionally light, delicate, or refined <an airy fragrance>

  4. 4 a :  open to the free circulation of air <an airy room> b :  having openings or spaces <airy lacework>

  5. 5 :  affected, proud <airy condescension>

airilyplay \ˈer-ə-lē\ adverb
airiness play \-ē-nəs\ noun

Examples of airy in a sentence

  1. The room is open, light, and airy.

  2. He refused with an airy wave of his hand.



14th Century

First Known Use of airy

14th century


AIRY Defined for Kids

airy

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adjective \ˈer-ē\

Definition of airy for Students

airierairiest

  1. 1 :  open to the air :  breezy <an airy room>

  2. 2 :  high in the air <the bird's airy perch>

  3. 3 :  having a light or careless quality that shows a lack of concern <In spite of his airy tone, there was a look of great bitterness on his face. — J. K. Rowling, Chamber of Secrets>

  4. 4 :  like air in lightness and delicacy <airy feathers>

airily \ˈer-ə-lē\ adverb <He airily dismissed our worries.>




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