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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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  • I listened to the birds and sometimes to the soft sound of a gentle breeze among the tree tops of the forest.

    The Bright Face of Danger Robert Neilson Stephens
  • The following night the wind had fallen away to a gentle breeze.

    The Shellback's Progress Walter Runciman
  • The moonlight was dancing on the waves, the ship glided smoothly on before a gentle breeze.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • "Ah, that is where you are mistaken, my dainty Dewdrop," said the gentle breeze.

    Sandman's Goodnight Stories Abbie Phillips Walker
  • A gentle breeze sweeps through the tree-tops from the north-west.

    Daniel Boone John S. C. Abbott
  • The gentle breeze from the Mediterranean was cool and sweet.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • It was a lovely afternoon, the air being soft and warm, with a gentle breeze blowing in from the sea.

    'Farewell, Nikola' Guy Boothby
  • It was clear and warm, with a gentle breeze blowing from the west.

    Dave Porter in the Gold Fields Edward Stratemeyer
  • The gentle breeze shakes from the blades of grass the heavy dew-drops.

British Dictionary definitions for gentle breeze

gentle breeze

(meteorol) a light breeze of force three on the Beaufort scale, blowing at 8–12 mph
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