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gentle breeze

noun, Meteorology.
a wind of 8–12 miles per hour (4–5 m/sec).
Origin of gentle breeze
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I listened to the birds and sometimes to the soft sound of a gentle breeze among the tree tops of the forest.

    The Bright Face of Danger Robert Neilson Stephens
  • We enjoyed the gentle breeze that came up generally in the afternoon.

    A Soldier's Life Edwin G. Rundle
  • The moonlight was dancing on the waves, the ship glided smoothly on before a gentle breeze.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • There was a gentle breeze blowing that day in the open ground.

    Forests of Maine Jacob S. Abbott
  • A gentle breeze sweeps through the tree-tops from the north-west.

    Daniel Boone John S. C. Abbott
  • In short, it was a lazy, quiet day of sunshine and gentle breeze.

  • It was a lovely afternoon, the air being soft and warm, with a gentle breeze blowing in from the sea.

    'Farewell, Nikola' Guy Boothby
  • It promised to be a brilliant day, with a gentle breeze from the west.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • The gentle breeze shakes from the blades of grass the heavy dew-drops.

British Dictionary definitions for gentle breeze

gentle breeze

(meteorol) a light breeze of force three on the Beaufort scale, blowing at 8–12 mph
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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