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balmy

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adjective \ˈbä-mē, ˈbäl-mē\

Simple Definition of balmy

  • of air, weather, etc. : warm, calm, and pleasant

  • : crazy or foolish

Full Definition of balmy

balm·i·erbalm·i·est

  1. 1 a :  having the qualities of balm :  soothing b :  mild 3 <balmy weather>

  2. 2 :  crazy, foolish

balm·i·ly play \-mə-lē\ adverb
balm·i·ness play \-mē-nəs\ noun

Examples of balmy

  1. <a completely balmy but harmless old man who talked intently to plants and believed they answered back>

  2. <a pleasant, balmy breeze was all that stirred the wildflowers growing near the shore>



15th Century

First Known Use of balmy

15th century

Rhymes with balmy


BALMY Defined for Kids

balmy

play
adjective \ˈbä-mē, ˈbäl-mē\

Definition of balmy

balm·i·erbalm·i·est

  1. :  warm, calm, and pleasant <a balmy breeze>





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