gentle breeze


Definition of gentle breeze

: wind having a speed of 8 to 12 miles per hour (about 12 to 19 kilometers per hour) — see Beaufort Scale Table

Examples of gentle breeze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thursday’s first round featured calm conditions — gloriously sunny at times, a gentle breeze, none of the bleak and smothering fog that engulfed the course during practice rounds. Ron Kroichick,, "Harding Park yields several low scores, positive reviews in major debut," 6 Aug. 2020 The back door was wide open to the lush, rolling hills and a gentle breeze blowing through. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "I'd rather live in a cool tiny home than a sprawling Texas mansion. Here's why.," 29 June 2020 Friends and families absorbed the sunshine and gentle breeze, enjoying a pint or a Pepsi at a sidewalk table. Kevin Dettmar, The New Yorker, "James Joyce’s Bloomsday Becomes a Zoomsday," 16 June 2020 Monear has been described as a ladylike but formidable gust of wind that would never be mistaken for a gentle breeze. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, "Dallas is a concrete jungle, but Janette Monear knows how to fix it," 24 May 2020 But then the shaking stopped and our high rise, along with the ninety-nine apartments at its core, softly swayed for another ten seconds, like a dandelion in a gentle breeze. Sylvia Poggioli, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal, March 23–29," 29 Mar. 2020 Bright blue skies and gentle breezes are expected throughout the morning and afternoon, according to The National Weather Service. oregonlive, "Portland weather Saturday: Sunny skies and 63 degrees; showers coming next week," 21 Mar. 2020 And despite the flurry, the gentle breeze from the Sabarmati river brought with it a sense of Wordsworthian sublimity. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Gandhi’s former Sabarmati home remained a sanctuary of calm amid Trump’s visit," 24 Feb. 2020 Kaepernick worked out under the lights as the sun set behind the trees at one end of the stadium, an American flag flapping in a gentle breeze and encroaching darkness., "Watch: Colin Kaepernick’s workout," 17 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of gentle breeze

circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Gentle breeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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