moderate breeze


: wind having a speed of about 13 to 18 miles (20 to 29 kilometers) per hour see Beaufort Scale Table

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web High Friday trends a touch cooler as a light to moderate breeze blows in from the northwest. Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2021 Partly sunny skies and a moderate breeze from the southwest (increasing to 10-15 mph during the afternoon) combine for a mild day with afternoon highs in the low 60s. Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2021 It’s thanks to a moderate breeze out of the west-northwest recharging this cooler, drier Canadian air mass over us. Washington Post, 24 Sep. 2021 The only drawback is the return of a moderate breeze, gusting from the northwest around 25 mph during the afternoon. Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2021 Highs are mostly in the mid-50s, with a light to moderate breeze from the west at 10 to 15 mph. Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2020 Conditions were perfect for the final time The Players is held in May, with only a moderate breeze and warm sunshine. Doug Ferguson, Houston Chronicle, 10 May 2018 The wind storm subsided overnight and, by early Thursday morning, only moderate breezes occurred. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2018 That too would just be another house of cards ready to fall down with the next moderate breeze. Bill Landis,, 18 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moderate breeze was in 1831

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“Moderate breeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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