aery

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or aër·y

[ air-ee, ey-uh-ree ]
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adjective,aer·i·er, aer·i·est.
  1. ethereal; aerial.

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

Words Nearby aery

Other definitions for aery (2 of 2)

aery2
[ air-ee, eer-ee ]

noun,plural aer·ies.

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How to use aery in a sentence

  • The aery of the Yosemite eagle is the most sublimely defiant of things built by bird, or beast, or man.

    Roof and Meadow | Dallas Lore Sharp
  • Seizing in his hand his club of heavy knotted oak, he seeks with swift pace the aery mountain steep.

  • She spoke; but the other sped lightly down the aery sky, girt about with dark whirlwind on her echoing way.

  • The sunset begins to burn red behind Magdalen Tower, all the towers and aery pinnacles rise blue yet distinct against it.

    The Invader | Margaret L. Woods
  • Not Age but Youth of centuries smiles from gray walls and aery pinnacles upon the joyous children of To-day.

    The Invader | Margaret L. Woods

British Dictionary definitions for aery (1 of 2)

aery1

/ (ˈɛərɪ, ˈeɪərɪ) /


adjectivepoetic
  1. a variant spelling of airy

  2. lofty, insubstantial, or visionary

Origin of aery

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C16: via Latin from Greek aērios, from aēr air

British Dictionary definitions for aery (2 of 2)

aery2

/ (ˈɛərɪ, ˈɪərɪ) /


nounplural aeries
  1. a variant spelling of eyrie

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