airiness

[ air-ee-nis ]
/ ˈɛər i nɪs /

noun

openness to the air: the airiness of a balcony facing the sea.
sprightliness of manner: a ballet marked by airiness and deft movement.
snobbishness; affectation.

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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of airiness

First recorded in 1735–45; airy + -ness

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British Dictionary definitions for airiness

airiness
/ (ˈɛərɪnɪs) /

noun

the quality or condition of being fresh, light, or breezy
lightness of heart; gaiety
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