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light breeze

noun, Meteorology
a wind of 4–7 miles per hour (2–3 m/sec).
Compare breeze1 (def 2).
Origin of light breeze
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To create vehicles that won't be blown off course by a light breeze, engineers may end up studying the birds and even the bees.
  • Katrina would be seen as a comparative lunchtime picnic in a light breeze.
  • For example, one ring signals a light breeze and five rings a tornado.
  • Fanned by a light breeze, the flames quickly spread, and soon many blocks were seen to be doomed.
  • Chances are the caller was using a cellphone in nothing more than a light breeze.
  • Ah, but what a glorious afternoon it was with a light breeze ruffling the surface of the water.
  • How much depends on whether there's still air over the top, or a light breeze, or a strong wind stirring the oil around.
  • Afternoons are often sunny and warm with a light breeze.
  • Females select nights with a light breeze to disperse the pheromones, but not so windy that the pheromone plume is distorted.
  • Drifting and fishing live or cut shad on the bottom on days with a light breeze consistently produces the best catches.
British Dictionary definitions for light breeze

light breeze

a very light wind of force two on the Beaufort scale
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