Definition of balmy
balmilyplay \-mə-lē\ adverb
balminessplay \-mē-nəs\ noun
Examples of balmy in a Sentence
a completely balmy but harmless old man who talked intently to plants and believed they answered back
a pleasant, balmy breeze was all that stirred the wildflowers growing near the shore
Recent Examples of balmy from the Web
In Chinese Traditional Medicine, consuming dog meat is believed to ward off the heat in the balmy midsummer.
As Angels right-hander JC Ramirez racked up six strikeouts in the first two innings of an eventual 7-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, the effort required to finish off those hitters on a balmy 84-degree afternoon rose exponentially.
In that balmy glow of self-regard, complacency can easily take root.
Ultimately, 89 people were sickened—all after bathing in an unusually balmy Baltic.
Kate St. John sat alone at a table in the Wine Bin parking lot on a balmy Saturday afternoon, watching her boyfriend sing to wandering customers at the Ellicott City Farmers Market.
Also appealing is this area’s balmy climate, welcoming people and — by California standards — low cost of living.
On another balmy, blue-sky afternoon, seven months to the minute after a stranger with angry eyes pulled up and pointed a gun, the first-graders rushed onto Townville Elementary’s playground.
Diners ate at the glut of acclaimed restaurants, whose open-fronted doors were taking advantage of the balmy evening air.
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BALMY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of balmy for English Language Learners
of air, weather, etc. : warm, calm, and pleasant
: crazy or foolish
BALMY Defined for Kids
Definition of balmy for Students
: warm, calm, and pleasant a balmy breeze
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