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sea breeze

a thermally produced wind blowing from a cool ocean surface onto adjoining warm land.
Origin of sea breeze
First recorded in 1690-1700 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She was bareheaded and her brown hair was tossing in the sea breeze.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • But we shall be in the sea breeze again soon, and that will freshen you, dear.'

    A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy
  • "We have a sea breeze on Chargon that we treat the same way," said Orne.

    Operation Haystack Frank Patrick Herbert
  • The sea breeze brought him appetite, but nothing to satisfy it.

  • The May night was mild, the sea breeze drawing in with gentle vigor.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • But here comes the breeze at last, a sea breeze, too, thank Heaven!

    The Congo Rovers Harry Collingwood
  • The sea breeze is life to thee, but some of us would choke with too much of it.

    Sea-Dogs All!

    Tom Bevan
  • On Tuesday morning the sea breeze was favourable, and he fell on.

  • A strange group was that which gathered about the supper-table at sea breeze that night.


    Jacob A. Riis
British Dictionary definitions for sea breeze

sea breeze

a wind blowing from the sea to the land, esp during the day when the land surface is warmer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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sea breeze in Culture

sea breeze definition

The breeze that blows from the sea toward the land during the day, as air rising over the warmer land is replaced by cooler air from above the sea. (Compare land breeze.)

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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