gentle breeze


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gentle breeze

n.
A wind with a speed from 7 to 10 knots (8 to 12 miles per hour; 13 to 19 kilometers per hour), according to the Beaufort scale.

gentle breeze

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

gen′tle breeze′


n.
a wind of 8–12 mph (4–5 m/sec).
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gentle breeze - wind moving 8-12 knots; 3 on the Beaufort scale
breeze, gentle wind, zephyr, air - a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
Beaufort scale, wind scale - an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
References in classic literature ?
A gentle breeze kept the red weed that covered every scrap of unoccupied ground gently swaying.
A soft, pleasing strain of music could be heard, and a gentle breeze, was blowing through the window.
Above, the sky would be of a cold blue colour, save for a fringe of flame-coloured streaks on the horizon that kept turning ever paler and paler; and when the moon had come out there would be wafted through the limpid air the sounds of a frightened bird fluttering, of a bulrush rubbing against its fellows in the gentle breeze, and of a fish rising with a splash.
A clear, perfect day, with a gentle breeze and a sunny sky, greeted Princess Ozma as she wakened next morning, the anniversary of her birth.
It was so perfectly hung that a gentle breeze rocked it sufficiently to send you pleasantly to sleep.
I uncovered it, and a gentle breeze quickly fanned it into a flame.
A few fleecy clouds were floating in the heavens, and indicated from their appearance a continuance of beautiful weather, tempered by a gentle breeze from the east.
The storm had died down now to a gentle breeze, which wafted to his ears the long-drawn stirring bugle-calls which sounded from the ancient ramparts.
Occasionally he smiled as he recalled some friend who might even at the moment be sitting placid and immaculate within the precincts of his select Parisian club--just as Tarzan had sat but a few months before; and then he would stop, as though turned suddenly to stone as the gentle breeze carried to his trained nostrils the scent of some new prey or a formidable enemy.
His forward movement was now confined to a slow drifting with the gentle breeze that blew out of the south-east, and when this died down with the setting of the sun, he let the flier sink gently to the mossy carpet beneath.
Then for long he remained brooding; his hat of ill omen on the sward, so that any gentle breeze which had arisen might play refreshingly through his hair.
As suddenly as the wind rose it died again, and when it died it veered to blow at right angles to its former course in a gentle breeze.