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Definition of "airy" []

  • Of, relating to, or having the constitution of air. (adjective)
  • High in the air; lofty. (adjective)
  • Open to the air: airy chambers. (adjective)
  • Performed in the air; aerial. (adjective)
  • Immaterial; illusory: an airy apparition. (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.

Use "airy" in a sentence
  • "Philip used sometimes to declare that she had no sentiment; and then he doubted if he should be pleased with her after all if she were at all sentimental; and he rejoiced that she had, in such matters what he called the airy grace of sanity."
  • "This is not to say that I believe in airy-fairy notions of spirit, but I'm willing to pretend, as an expedient fiction, that my id and your id and all the ids coded into artworks throughout our culture form an ... aesthetic-behavioural system of sorts."
  • "Southern Literary Messenger: "Do not these words float in airy waves?""