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
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.
The Beach House, an airy structure of blond wood, glass and metal built to resemble a ship, was designed by Bialosky Cleveland architects.
Kawakubo’s visionary designs are marvellously displayed in an airy white hive of compartments, with elevated ledges and roundish rooms to peer into.
Down a few stairs, a separate bright, airy room with exposed brick walls, wooden rafters and a skylight was filled almost entirely with children’s books.
Recording studios tend to be luxury bunkers, but this one is big and airy, a white cube with mustard stripes.
Comsec opens its doors in May 1991, and the partners quickly make themselves at home in the airy Houston headquarters.
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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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