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 Confetti lit up by electronic billboards swirled in a light breeze on a mild winter night. Arkansas Online, 1 Jan. 2022 Tomorrow night: Partly-to-mostly-cloudy skies and a light breeze from the southwest mean a very mild night with just a slight chance of a shower. Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2021 Humidity rises to the moderate range as dew points lift into the low-to-mid-60s, thanks to a light breeze from the east and southeast at about 5 to 10 mph. Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2021 The best anyone has managed at East Lake, still slightly soft from rain and a light breeze, had been a 65., 3 Sep. 2021 The stiff southwest wind, gusting for days as high as 40 mph, died to just a light breeze overnight. Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2021 At Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, a light breeze at the Longs Peak trailhead kept the worst of the heat at bay Saturday. Washington Post, 18 July 2021 Tomorrow night: Skies are again mostly clear, with a bit of a light breeze possibly maintaining itself overnight. Washington Post, 24 Sep. 2021 While temperatures hovered around 90 degrees, a light breeze helped cool down the crowd, which according to Railbird organizers was expected to exceed 30,000. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, 29 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of light breeze

1742, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jan 2022

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“Light breeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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