gentle breeze

noun

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

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This year, many people expressed gratitude for the gentle breezes and sunshine, a welcome reprieve from the torrential rainstorms of past years. New York Times, "There’s Only One Warren Buffett," 7 May 2018 By the afternoon, just a few people remained, including a man who had brought his cot outside to nap with his Labrador retriever under a gondola as a gentle breeze passed through. Teri Figueroa, latimes.com, "'I had no idea the flames could go that fast': Goleta devastated by fire as record heat burns path of destruction," 7 July 2018 Nothing more than a gentle breeze stirs the air, as fireflies dance and occasional growls emanate from the storm cloud. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, "Bolts from the blue: Here’s how lightning can strike when a storm is tens of miles away," 27 June 2018 Next to the shed and stone patio, the river thunders, its fury a contrast to the gentle breeze and sunlight darting through the tree canopy above. Sue Hertz, BostonGlobe.com, "Learning to roll with Canadian June," 25 Apr. 2018 The gentle breeze of my ceiling fan has wisps of my dark hair dancing back and forth across the left side of my face. Meryl Davis, SELF, "Meryl Davis: Finding New Purpose After Life as an Olympian," 30 May 2018 Wake to a gentle breeze, a warming sun contrasted by cool deep shade and the sounds of life in a tropical forest. Tom Ricketts, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Fiji," 5 Oct. 2016 The flowers appear brushed by the gentlest breeze, the sweetness of a fleeting moment captured for eternity. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "What Statement Should Your Wedding Cake Make?," 17 May 2018 The spacious Independence Grove is very popular with runners for the huge lake, manicured grounds and gentle breezes. Denys Bucksten, chicagotribune.com, "Despite rain, hundreds turn out for Foodie 5K in Libertyville," 14 May 2018

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circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

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