light breeze


Definition of light breeze

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

Examples of light breeze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In May, separate research out of Cyprus that also published in the journal Physics of Fluids found that a light breeze could carry some droplets as far as 18 feet. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Cough droplets can travel beyond six feet, new simulation study suggests," 6 Nov. 2020 Monday, observing the weather shift from a light breeze to gusty and the sky turn darker. Jake Thomas, oregonlive, "Residents recount terrifying descent of wildfire into Santiam Canyon: ‘It was like hot lava'," 18 Sep. 2020 High Tonight: Mostly clear and cool with a light breeze from the northwest as lows drop to the mid-40s in the outer suburbs to the mid-50s in the city. Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Improving weather today, with fantastic days ahead before a cooler weekend," 13 Oct. 2020 The forecast calls for temperatures in the upper 80s with a light breeze. Christopher Smith, al, "Florida vs. Texas A&M betting line, picks, odds and predictions," 9 Oct. 2020 The Cardinals opened the season against Detroit with a new coach, a rookie quarterback in Murray, and a defense that toppled in a light breeze. Kent Somers, The Arizona Republic, "Has Arizona Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim regained his touch?," 27 Sep. 2020 Mostly sunny skies push afternoon temperatures into the mid-60s for most, with a light breeze from the north and northeast at around 10 mph. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Unbelievably nice weather for most of the week," 21 Sep. 2020 Palm trees sway as a light breeze cools guests who are spread out, keeping a safe social distance from one another, while donning masks. Kathleen Christiansen,, "Meet Universal’s raptors in honor of Velociraptor Awareness Month," 9 Sep. 2020 Despite a fire burning maybe three miles away, the air quality in Guerneville was good Saturday afternoon, with a light breeze and only an occasional whiff of smoke. Michael Cabanatuan,, "Guerneville comes back to life — in time for Labor Day weekend," 29 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of light breeze

1742, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2020

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“Light breeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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