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

There was a gentle breeze, and the earth felt solid beneath our feet. Anchorage Daily News, "Why a caribou hunt might be just what the doctor ordered," 4 Sep. 2019 Eddy Pineiro’s final kick Thursday morning came from 60 yards, a test to be sure but with a gentle breeze at his back. Dan Wiederer,, "‘You’ve got to make your kicks’: Chris Tabor feeling encouraged but far from settled as the Bears kicker battle heats up," 1 Aug. 2019 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,, "'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,, "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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gentle breeze.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of gentle breeze

circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about gentle breeze

Statistics for gentle breeze

Last Updated

6 Sep 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for gentle breeze

The first known use of gentle breeze was circa 1881

See more words from the same year

Comments on gentle breeze

What made you want to look up gentle breeze? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to fake an opponent out of position

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!