airy airy  /ˈɛ ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) open to or abounding in fresh air
  2. (adj) not practical or realizable; speculative
  3. (adj) having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air
  4. (adj) characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air

Usage(s):

  1. Light, airy and short, it was the perfect silhouette to beat the summer heat and gracefully disguise any extra pounds.
  2. The small, shiny aluminum cable cars swayed in an endless, airy line high above the Alpine stillness of the Vallee Blanche.
  3. What is most memorable about the austere, white-walled villas that he built after World War I in and around Paris is their cool beauty and their airy sense of space.

News

  1. Wilson Road open in Mt. Airy

    According to Mt. Airy Police Chief Corey Allen, Wilson Road in Mt. Airy is back open after being closed due to flash flooding overnight.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Northeast Georgian

  2. Vehicle swept away by rushing flood waters in Mt. Airy

    A Jeep Grand Cherokee was swept away by rushing water in Mt. Airy Sunday night, trapping a family of three. MT. AIRY - A family of three, including an infant, was trapped in a sport-utility vehicle when it was swept away by rushing waters in Mt. Airy Sunday night.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: AccessNorthGa.com

  3. Mount Airy man arrested in double shooting

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Deputies say a Mount Airy man has been charged in connection with a double shooting that...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: FOX 8 WGHP

Quotes

  1. McCain said the opinion contained "airy constructs ...... as poor substitutes for clear and rigorous constitutional reasoning."
    on May 6, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Forbes

  2. "I know it sounds like an airy-fairy hippie dream to go on about '60s peace and love," Donovan told the Associated Press "But the world is ready for this now." "I met David Lynch, who told me about the positive effects of TM in...
    on Oct 29, 2007 By: Donovan Source: NME.com

  3. Tonioli called singer Donna Osmond's rumba "a bit airy-fairy" and promptly got a mock kiss from the G-rated performer.
    on Oct 6, 2009 By: Bruno Tonioli Source: CTV.ca

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