adjective, air·i·er, air·i·est.
Examples from the Web for airy
A gorgeous, glistening rendition of “Lost Cause” came next, and the airy Morning Phase standout “Blue Moon” ended the sequence.Beck’s Musical Time Machine: This Wasn’t a Concert. It was a Spectacular Party.|Andrew Romano|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An airy acoustic guitar begins to strum; a synthesized orchestra begins to swell.‘Reflektor’ Makes Arcade Fire the Biggest Band in the World|Andrew Romano|October 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was this combination of elusive, airy wit, and easy charm—and her passion for me—that was my lifeline.Mother’s Day 2013: Gloria Steinem, Erica Jong & Writers Thank Their Moms|Gloria Steinem, Erica Jong, Fay Weldon, Dalma Heyn, Joyce Maynard|May 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her work covers the walls of her airy and cluttered Venice studio.‘The Queen of Versailles’: Lauren Greenfield’s New Documentary|Lorenza Muñoz|May 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
For years, the triennial confab has been remarkable mostly for airy oratory by national leaders playing to the crowd back home.Summit of the Americas in Cartagena Will Be a Minefield for Obama|Mac Margolis|April 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
You can't imagine its individuality, its airy, unsubstantial, superior poise.The Pool in the Desert|Sara Jeanette Duncan
She was a French woman, airy and charming, like the majority of her race.Little Nobody|Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
The saint certainly vanishes into "an airy nothing," if we are to credit the above authors.
To a form of perfect symmetry and airy grace was added a countenance beaming with intellect and vivacity.
The closeness of the heat in the gulf had been most oppressive, and the crew were used to seeing me wandering in that airy attire.The Secret Sharer|Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for airy (1 of 2)
adjective airier or airiest
British Dictionary definitions for airy (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for airy
late 14c., "of the air, made of air," from air (n.1) + -y (2). Meaning "breezy" is attested from 1590s; that of "lively" is from 1640s. Sense of "vain, unsubstantial" is from 1580s. Disparaging airy-fairy is attested from 1920 (earlier in a sense of "delicate or light as a fairy," which is how Tennyson used it in 1830).