gentle breeze


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As one of the few (only?) MIA performers with a live band behind her (keytars, acoustic guitars and all), Kehlani’s smoky voice and the undulating fluidity of her sultry arrangements, when combined with nightfall’s gentle breeze, was the perfect meeting of mood and music. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 6 Sep. 2021 The fields of wildflowers sway in the gentle breeze, their colors blending together in a tapestry of purple, yellow, and pink. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 13 Feb. 2023 In his British Open debut, Cameron Young plotted his way around the course in a gentle breeze and finished with a long two-putt birdie for an 8-under 64 for a two-shot lead over Rory McIlroy. Dallas News, 14 July 2022 Some models encourage a gentle breeze; others don't impact room temperature at all. Anamaria Glavan, Allure, 20 Dec. 2022 The air-on-air combo kicks off like a gentle breeze, but hang on to your hat. The Astrotwins, ELLE, 3 Feb. 2023 Only chirping birds and the sound of a gentle breeze wafting through the trees were heard on a recent visit. James Alexander, Hartford Courant, 9 Dec. 2022 A couple of limbs have even fallen off after a gentle breeze. Tim Johnson,, 22 Aug. 2020 Chrome Aqua by Azzaro is inspired by feelings of joy and fresh air brought on by the aquatic, gentle breeze of the ocean. Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gentle breeze was in 1838

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“Gentle breeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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