\ˈbrē-zē \
breezier; breeziest

Definition of breezy 

1 : swept by breezes breezy beaches a breezy day

2a : briskly informal a breezy essay

b : airy, nonchalant breezy indifference

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Other Words from breezy

breezily \ ˈbrē-​zə-​lē \ adverb
breeziness \ ˈbrē-​zē-​nəs \ noun

Examples of breezy in a Sentence

I enjoy the author's breezy style. She listened to their complaints with breezy indifference.

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Over the weekend, however, the Duchess of Sussex took every opportunity to break out her more casual, breezy separates. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Shop Meghan Markle's Bright Yellow Dress from the 'Your Commonwealth' Youth Challenge Reception," 5 July 2018 Buy Photo Temperatures dropped, the rain held out, and Daniel Kemoi, from Elkton, Md., won the 39th annual Broad Street Run on a breezy Sunday morning in 45 minutes and 43 seconds. Corey Sharp,, "2018 Broad Street Run: Daniel Kemoi wins race, Sophy Jepchirchir finishes as first woman," 6 May 2018 On a sunny, breezy, not-hellishly-humid, perfect-weather Sunday, thousands gathered at Museum Park in downtown Miami for the beloved hunt, last held here in 2012. Connie Ogle, miamiherald, "Dave Barry brings Herald Hunt (but not ritual sacrifice) back to Miami | Miami Herald," 4 Mar. 2018 Friday’s high temperature will be near 89 and breezy, with a west wind blowing gusts as high as 28 miles per hour, forecasters wrote. Emily Sweeney,, "Temperatures in Boston will be pushing 90 degrees today," 25 May 2018 They were attracted to the Motown sound, that feeling of breezy, compact perfection. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, "How George Clinton Made Funk a World View," 9 July 2017 Earlier today, for example, Pippa was spotted in the Chelsea neighborhood of London today wearing a breezy pink spaghetti-strap design from J.Crew. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Pippa Middleton Just Wore the Perfect Summer Dress," 26 June 2018 On a breezy, blue-skied afternoon in late May, the second week of Tiger-Cats training camp, Young is observing two-a-days from the sidelines at McMaster University. Alex Prewitt,, "Johnny Manziel’s Last Chance—as a Backup in the CFL," 16 June 2018 Wilson, 68, said, sitting at his kitchen table in North Modesto on a breezy May afternoon, a cardboard cutout of an American flag taped to his window. Jazmine Ulloa,, "Why these 2 California Republicans just keep winning," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of breezy

1637, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of breezy

: having strong winds

: informal and lively

: relaxed in a way that shows you are not concerned about or interested in something


\ˈbrē-zē \
breezier; breeziest

Kids Definition of breezy

1 : somewhat windy

2 : lively and somewhat carefree a breezy reply

Other Words from breezy

breezily \ -​zə-​lē \ adverb

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