\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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Moogy’s organ gave the song a breezy feel and filled out the spaces. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Todd Rundgren Recalls the Breakup Behind ‘Hello It’s Me’," 22 Nov. 2018 Markle's sleeveless frock was a pineapple dress from Reformation, featuring a breezy striped linen, a belt sash, and, most perhaps noticeably, a thigh-high slit on the left side. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Isn't the Only Royal Who's Worn a Leg Slit," 23 Oct. 2018 This time the Duchess of Cambridge's little sister was spotted running errands around London in what appears to be a breezy silk midi dress by Polo Ralph Lauren in a black and white polka dot pattern. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Pippa Middleton Proves That Prints Are a Maternity Style Essential in This Polka Dot Dress," 10 Oct. 2018 The book is a more polished, extensive discussion of the concepts that pepper Orlin's blog, featuring his trademark caustic wit, a refreshingly breezy conversational tone, and of course, lots and lots of very bad drawings. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The math of why it’s so hard to build a spherical Death Star in space," 18 Sep. 2018 There are first-person essays recounting experiences with injectables and breezy interviews with beauty editors about their experiences with the procedures. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "The push to make Botox as common as getting a blowout," 12 Sep. 2018 White t-shirts, gauzy fabrics, and flowy caftans feel breezy, but can’t be trusted to offer much sun protection. Laurel Naversen Geraghty, SELF, "7 Things You Shouldn’t Rely on for Sun Protection," 12 Aug. 2018 Us, the editors of, who love rocking white jeans with cozy fall sweaters just as much as white jeans with a breezy summer top. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Our Editors Found the Best Underwear to Wear with White Pants," 10 Aug. 2018 This breezy, lightweight dress in a cool-blue hue offers effortless style that can be worn everywhere, from the office to the beach as a chic cover-up. Caitlin King, The Seattle Times, "How to dress for the heat — without losing your dignity," 24 July 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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