sea breeze


Definition of sea breeze

: a cooling breeze blowing generally in the daytime inland from the sea

Examples of sea breeze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add a little sparkle to your Mother’s Day morning by mingling a standard mimosa with the flavors of a sea breeze cocktail (vodka topped with cranberry and grapefruit juices). Magdalena O'neal, Sunset Magazine, "Champagne Cocktails to Toast With This New Year’s Eve," 30 Dec. 2020 Their sweet, brackish scent hangs in the air like a sea breeze released from a time capsule—a reminder that behind each tin of fish lies a landscape, a history and human hands. Benjamin Kemper, WSJ, "Dinner From a Can, No Apologies," 17 Dec. 2020 La Jolla’s sea breeze will ventilate the tents, helping fend off the coronavirus and enabling UCSD to increase its in-person enrollment to 7,400, up 800 from the fall, the university says. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, "UC San Diego forges ahead with plan to bounce back from damaging days of COVID-19," 12 Dec. 2020 This scent was made with sea breeze, sunshine, and water in mind and was inspired by the brand’s Beramotto di Positano perfume, which has notes of bergamot, orange blossom ginger, and green tea. Rachel Burchfield, Harper's BAZAAR, "How To Wear Fragrance Like Meghan and Kate," 4 Dec. 2020 Forecasters say winds will continue Wednesday morning and then diminish as the sea breeze moves inland through the afternoon. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Firefighters work to keep Valley fire from spreading as winds pick up," 9 Sep. 2020 The region was locked in a heat wave because of a high-pressure system and an offshore flow that prevented the sea breeze from cooling the shore. Marie Fazio New York Times, Star Tribune, "Heat wave roasts Southern California with record of 121 degrees," 7 Sep. 2020 Sturdy Hair Clips Salty air and sea breezes can wreak havoc on longer hair. Caitie Kelly, New York Times, "Simple, Timeless Ways to Dress for the Beach," 1 Aug. 2019 Toward the middle of the week and beyond the easterly sea breeze returns bringing with it the chance of passing showers at almost anytime during the heat of the afternoon and early evening. Doug Phillips,, "Weeks of drenching giving way to South Florida’s typical summer pattern," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of sea breeze

1661, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2021

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“Sea breeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sea breeze

: a light wind that blows from the sea toward land

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