light breeze


: wind having a speed of 4 to 7 miles (about 6 to 11 kilometers) per hour see Beaufort Scale Table

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web By afternoon, a light breeze from the west will filter into Oakland and most of the I-80 and I-880 corridor, cooling the region with temperatures in the mid-50s. Gerry Díaz, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Mar. 2023 Our weather was perfect: blue skies, temperatures in the 60s, and a light breeze, day after day. Doug Mayer, Outside Online, 15 Feb. 2023 Skies will be mostly cloudy throughout the day; expect a light breeze from the northwest between 5-10 mph. Michelle Apon, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Oct. 2022 After a pleasant day Tuesday, Wednesday will still be quite splendid with low humidity, a light breeze and near normal temperatures. Dallas News, 26 Apr. 2022 Look for daytime highs in the upper 50s along Highway 1 thanks to a light breeze off the coast while warmer air spreads from the San Mateo County mountains along Highway 92 into the rest of the Peninsula. Gerry Díaz, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Feb. 2023 Fortunately, there’s not much wind — just a light breeze from the southwest around 5 mph. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 26 Dec. 2022 The PGA Tour pros were greeted by sunshine and a light breeze off the Pacific Ocean. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Jan. 2023 Overcast skies and a light breeze from the southeast help keep temperatures on the mild side with lows in the upper 30s to near 40. Dan Stillman, Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of light breeze was in 1750

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Cite this Entry

“Light breeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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