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zephyr

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noun zeph·yr \ˈze-fər\

Simple Definition of zephyr

  • : a very slight or gentle wind

Full Definition of zephyr

  1. 1 a :  a breeze from the west b :  a gentle breeze

  2. 2 :  any of various lightweight fabrics and articles of clothing

Examples of zephyr

  1. <a summer zephyr gently stirred her hair>



Origin of zephyr

Middle English Zephirus, west wind (personified), from Latin Zephyrus, god of the west wind & zephyrus west wind, zephyr, from Greek Zephyros & zephyros


First Known Use: 1611

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ZEPHYR Defined for Kids

zephyr

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noun zeph·yr \ˈze-fər\

Definition of zephyr

  1. :  a gentle breeze





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