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
His influences are made clear in a funnel cake: a spiderweb of fried dough topped with airy dollops of foie gras mousse and preserved strawberries.
That shows in the bright, airy decor and antique china.
The Amberg plant is bright, airy and squeaky clean.
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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.
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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.
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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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