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airiness

[air-ee-nis] /ˈɛər i nɪs/
noun
1.
openness to the air:
the airiness of a balcony facing the sea.
2.
sprightliness of manner:
a ballet marked by airiness and deft movement.
3.
snobbishness; affectation.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; airy + -ness
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British Dictionary definitions for airiness

airiness

/ˈɛərɪnɪs/
noun
1.
the quality or condition of being fresh, light, or breezy
2.
lightness of heart; gaiety
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