Definition of "balmy" []

  • Having the quality or fragrance of balm; soothing. (adjective)
  • Mild and pleasant: a balmy breeze. (adjective)
  • Chiefly British Slang Eccentric in behavior. (adjective)
  • (of weather) mild and pleasant (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having the qualities of balm; fragrant or soothing (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "balmy" in a sentence
  • "He had been sun-bathed in balmy weather, and brought in out of the wet when it rained."
  • "I'm so glad I moved here from Texas, where it's nice and balmy from the global warming."
  • "It's officially autumn today, but it still feels like summer here in balmy southern Ontario."