airiness


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air·y

 (âr′ē)
adj. air·i·er, air·i·est
1.
a. Open to or allowing in air; breezy or drafty: "the airy bungalows of the island's top officials" (Amitav Ghosh).
b. Extensive in area or height; spacious: "An open floor plan made bright and airy by soaring ceilings" (Country Living).
2. High in the air; lofty: airy skyscrapers.
3. Performed in the air; aerial.
4. Resembling or evocative of air, especially:
a. Having little or no substance; thin or immaterial: an airy apparition.
b. Light or delicate: an airy dress.
5. Speculative, impractical, or vacuous: airy notions of human perfectibility.
6. Haughty or affected: dismissed us with an airy wave of the hand.
7. Chiefly Irish Light-hearted; merry.
8. Archaic Of, relating to, or having the constitution of air.

air′i·ly adv.
air′i·ness n.
Synonyms: airy, filmy, gauzy, gossamer, sheer2
These adjectives mean so light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film: airy curtains blowing at the window; the filmy wings of a moth; gauzy clouds in the sky; a gown of gossamer fabric; sheer silk stockings.

airiness

(ˈɛərɪnɪs)
n
1. the quality or condition of being fresh, light, or breezy
2. lightness of heart; gaiety
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.airiness - the property of something spacious and abounding in fresh airairiness - the property of something spacious and abounding in fresh air
commodiousness, spaciousness, capaciousness, roominess - spatial largeness and extensiveness (especially inside a building); "the capaciousness of Santa's bag astounded the child"; "roominess in this size car is always a compromise"; "his new office lacked the spaciousness that he had become accustomed to"
2.airiness - the property of something weightless and insubstantialairiness - the property of something weightless and insubstantial
weightlessness, lightness - the property of being comparatively small in weight; "the lightness of balsa wood"
3.airiness - lightness in movement or mannerairiness - lightness in movement or manner  
sprightliness, liveliness, spirit, life - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

airiness

noun freshness, openness, lightness, breeziness, windiness, gustiness, draughtiness Skylights enhance the sense of airiness.
Translations
خِفَّة وَرَشَاقَه، إنْشِرَاح، مَرَح
lehkomyslnost
flygtighedluftighed
levegõsség
kæruleysi
havadar olma

airiness

[ˈɛərɪnɪs] N
1. [of room, building] (= spaciousness) → lo espacioso, lo amplio; (= ventilation) → buena ventilación f
2. [of manner] → ligereza f

airiness

n
she liked the airiness of the roomsihr gefiel, dass die Zimmer so luftig waren
(= casualness: of manner, gesture) → Lässigkeit f, → Nonchalance f
(= vagueness) (of promise)Vagheit f; (of theory)Versponnenheit f
(= flippancy)Blasiertheit f, → Erhabenheit f

air

() noun
1. the mixture of gases we breathe; the atmosphere. Mountain air is pure.
2. the space above the ground; the sky. Birds fly through the air.
3. appearance. The house had an air of neglect.
4. a tune. She played a simple air on the piano.
verb
1. to expose to the air in order to dry or make more fresh etc. to air linen.
2. to make known. He loved to air his opinions.
ˈairbag noun
a safety bag in a car that protects the driver or a passenger in an accident.
ˈairily adverb
in a light-hearted manner. She airily dismissed all objections.
ˈairiness noun
ˈairing noun
a short walk etc in the open air. She took the baby for an airing.
ˈairless adjective
1. (of weather) still and windless. It was a hot, airless night.
2. (of a room etc) stuffy and without fresh air.
ˈairy adjective
1. with plenty of (fresh) air. an airy room.
2. light-hearted and not serious. an airy disregard for authority.
ˈairborne adjective
in the air or flying. We were airborne five minutes after boarding the plane; airborne germs.
ˌair-conˈditioned adjective
having air-conditioning. an air-conditioned building.
ˌair-conˈditioner noun
an apparatus providing air-conditioning.
ˌair-conˈditioning noun
a method of providing a room, building etc with air of a controlled temperature and humidity.
ˈaircraftplural ˈaircraft noun
any of several types of machine for flying in the air. Enemy aircraft have been sighted.
aircraft carrier
a ship which carries aircraft and which aircraft can use for landing and taking off.
ˈairfield noun
an area of ground (with buildings etc) where (usually military) aircraft are kept and from which they fly.
air force
the part of the armed services which uses aircraft. the army, navy and air force.
ˈair-gun noun
a gun that is worked by air under pressure.
air hostess
a young woman who looks after passengers in an aircraft.
air letter
a letter sent by airmail.
ˈairlift noun
an operation to move cargo or people, carried out by air.
ˈairline noun
(a company that owns) a regular air transport service. Which airline are you travelling by?
ˈairliner noun
a (usually large) aircraft for carrying passengers.
ˈair-lock noun
a bubble in a pipe which prevents liquid from flowing along it.
ˈairmail noun
a system of carrying mail by air. Send this parcel by airmail; (also adjective) an airmail letter.
ˈairman noun
a member of an air force.
ˈair pollution noun
Air pollution is caused by smoke, toxic gases etc.
ˈairplane noun
(American) an aeroplane.
ˈairport noun
a place where passenger aircraft arrive and depart, with buildings for customs, waiting-rooms etc.
ˈair-pump noun
a pump for forcing air in or out of something.
ˈair-raid noun
an attack by aircraft.
ˈairship noun
an aircraft that is lighter than air and can be steered etc.
ˈairtight adjective
(of a container etc) into or through which air cannot pass. an airtight seal on a bottle.
ˈairway noun
a regular course followed by aircraft.
on the air
broadcasting (regularly) on radio or television.
put on airs / give oneself airs
to behave as if one is better or more important than others. She gives herself such airs that everyone dislikes her.
References in classic literature ?
It's ready, Miss," said the maid, holding up the shortened gauze dress with two fingers, and blowing and shaking something off it, as if by this to express a consciousness of the airiness and purity of what she held.
Hers was an extreme lithesomeness, and she moved with a certain indefinable airiness, approaching one as down might float or as a bird on noiseless wings.
Her movements succeeded each other with such airiness and grace that she seemed not a creature of this world but a daughter of the atmosphere, as sung in the poems of Ossian.
Unadorned windows also flood the area with natural daylight, increasing its feeling of airiness.
Pick shelving and a sideboard with raised legs to help increase the feeling of airiness.
The Leica style is the sharpness of the image and the well-accommodated details in dark, bloom, transcendence, airiness, bright and blue, the natural transition among colors and a hint of dark corners.
Harry brought delicate airiness, haunting vibrato, sultry rasp, belts & whimpers to his debut single #SignOfTheTimes," another fan wrote.
Ritz Crisp & Thins combines potatoes and wheat, which are rolled thin and oven baked for extra airiness and crunch.
Big windows create airiness and bring in the natural light needed when he paints commissioned works.
health thinning are designed so as to lightness and airiness stand.
The interior has come on leaps and bounds with a huge windscreen that imparts a genuine feel of airiness up front.