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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Definitions for zephyrean

  1. of, pertaining to, or like a zephyr; full of or containing light breezes.

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Citations for zephyrean
Now, walking toward them, a gauzy, lavender shawl fluttering in her wake and her long, tight, burgundy curls flying every which way, she exuded zephyrean lightness. Hyatt Bass, The Embers
Oh and her name; her name was softer than a rose petal at dawn, more yielding than the last rays of a dying sun, a zephyrean music that invoked heaven's envy. Massud Alemi, Interruptions
Origin of zephyrean
1830-1840
Zephyrean first appeared in print in the 1830s, from the Greek word zéphyros referring to the west wind.