Definition of airy
4a : open to the free circulation of air an airy roomb : having openings or spaces airy lacework
airilyplay \ˈer-ə-lē\ adverb
airinessplay \-ē-nəs\ noun
Examples of airy in a Sentence
The room is open, light, and airy.
He refused with an airy wave of his hand.
Recent Examples of airy from the Web
Sit outside in the gorgeous, airy, outdoor dining space.
In keeping with the design of the rest of the building, the wing of the museum housing Wiltshire At The Speed is airy and filled with light.
Creative entrepreneurs are returning home, airy lofts breathe new life into downtown and Southern cooking gets global makeovers.
Whisk for 1 to 2 minutes, on medium speed, until combined and airy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed to mix thoroughly.
There are two additional Cassidy plans; all packed with the finest of finishes, including coveted shiplap siding, and open, airy layouts.
With an eye for bringing the outside in as opposed to focusing inward, Campaigne designs an airy and sunny space that feels cozy.
A continental breakfast is served in the piano room, while a mid-afternoon tea is taken in the airy living room awash in warm yellow tones.
The airy Concourse A, featuring teal terrazzo flooring, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and public art is a major component of the airport’s goal to diversify and modernize its facilities.
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First Known Use of airy
AIRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of airy for English Language Learners
: 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
AIRY Defined for Kids
Definition of airy for Students
1 : open to the air : breezy an airy room
2 : high in the air the bird's airy perch
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 : like air in lightness and delicacy airy feathers
airily\ˈer-ə-lē\ adverb He airily dismissed our worries.
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