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sea breeze

noun
1.
a thermally produced wind blowing from a cool ocean surface onto adjoining warm land.
Origin of sea breeze
1690-1700
1690-1700
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Examples from the Web for sea-breeze
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  • The sea-breeze stirred the sun-blinds before the windows, and the flowers in the well-kept boxes were already gay with bloom.

    The Seven Secrets William Le Queux
  • The sea-breeze will soon be up to us, and we may laugh at the frigate.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • She said it was the sea-breeze that brought life to her, and stood at the open window gazing over the bay.

    Agatha's Husband Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • This sea-breeze is a great benefit to the inhabitants of Lower Louisiana.

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • During nine months of the year the climate is tempered by a sea-breeze, which is felt as far inland as Abomey 735 (60 m.).

  • At noon a sea-breeze, fair; at five o'clock a land-breeze, foul.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • The ground was damp, the night was getting cool, and the sea-breeze pricked sharply.

    Tartarin of Tarascon Alphonse Daudet
  • “I should be glad to do it, sir, but I should like a sniff of the sea-breeze,” answered Tom.

    The Two Supercargoes W.H.G. Kingston
  • The relief, after dragging days of uncertainty, came to Rudolph like a sea-breeze to a stoker.

    Dragon's blood Henry Milner Rideout
  • How dreamy and bright and windy the country looked, and how salt was the sea-breeze!

British Dictionary definitions for sea-breeze

sea breeze

noun
1.
a wind blowing from the sea to the land, esp during the day when the land surface is warmer
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Word Origin and History for sea-breeze
n.

one blowing from the sea to the shore, 1690s, from sea + breeze (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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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 American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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