aery

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or aër·y

[ air-ee, ey-uh-ree ]
/ ˈɛər i, ˈeɪ ə ri /

adjective, aer·i·er, aer·i·est.

ethereal; aerial.

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Origin of aery

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1580–90; < Latin āerius < Greek āérios, equivalent to āer- aer- + -ios adj. suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM aery

aer·i·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for aerier (1 of 2)

aery1
/ (ˈɛərɪ, ˈeɪərɪ) /

adjective poetic

a variant spelling of airy
lofty, insubstantial, or visionary

Word Origin for aery

C16: via Latin from Greek aērios, from aēr air

British Dictionary definitions for aerier (2 of 2)

aery2
/ (ˈɛərɪ, ˈɪərɪ) /

noun plural aeries

a variant spelling of eyrie
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