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gentle breeze

noun, Meteorology
a wind of 8–12 miles per hour (4–5 m/sec).
Origin of gentle breeze
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The virtual wind created by shaking trunks can be a gentle breeze or a howling gale.
  • The movement of a gentle breeze, for example, is not as simple as it looks.
  • Other sounds such as the chirp of crickets or a gentle breeze through a forest can trigger memories of pleasant past experiences.
  • Even a gentle breeze can provide relief on a hot sticky day.
  • The night was warm, and riding the carousel provided participants with a gentle breeze.
  • Standing trees with root rot often appear healthy, but are actually unstable and can easily be knocked over with a gentle breeze.
  • As he reads, a gentle breeze of warm air from the top of the column heats the room.
  • It was a clear, warm day and there was a gentle breeze.
  • It was a beautiful day for this adventure, about seventy degrees and sunny with a gentle breeze.
  • The sun shone warm and the roads were quite dusty but a gentle breeze blew steadily and made it comparatively cool marching.
British Dictionary definitions for gentle breeze

gentle breeze

(meteorol) a light breeze of force three on the Beaufort scale, blowing at 8–12 mph
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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