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sea breeze

a thermally produced wind blowing from a cool ocean surface onto adjoining warm land.
Origin of sea breeze
1690-1700 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for sea breeze
  • If it's a marine subject, you feel the sea breeze and hear the surf.
  • Six radiantly painted villas ventilated by sea breeze.
  • sea breeze for air conditioning, outdoorsy showers, handmade furnishings.
  • The area to its side is now a pleasant open space with stone benches and palm trees, cooled by the sea breeze.
  • It was pleasant in the summer, when the sea breeze cooled the heat of the day.
  • Its lobby is open to the sea breeze and the majority of its guest rooms face the ocean.
  • The warming of the inland air by the sun can enhance onshore flow with a sea breeze.
  • Wisteria, succulent and purple, dangled in the sea breeze from a stone wall.
  • The houses, empty now, are stretched tall to capture the sea breeze on streets squeezed narrow to capture the shade.
  • You're led to your room along corridors where a wisp of sandalwood incense plays in the light sea breeze.
British Dictionary definitions for sea breeze

sea breeze

a wind blowing from the sea to the land, esp during the day when the land surface is warmer
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sea breeze in Culture

sea breeze definition

The breeze that blows from the sea toward the land during the day, as air rising over the warmer land is replaced by cooler air from above the sea. (Compare land breeze.)

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