Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday February 27, 2013
of, pertaining to, or like a zephyr; full of or containing light breezes.
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
Zephyrean first appeared in print in the 1830s, from the Greek word zéphyros referring to the west wind.