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airy

[ air-ee ]
/ ˈɛər i /
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adjective, air·i·er, air·i·est.
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Origin of airy

1350–1400; Middle English ayery;see air1, -y1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH airy

aerie, airy
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British Dictionary definitions for airy (1 of 2)

airy
/ (ˈɛərɪ) /

adjective airier or airiest

British Dictionary definitions for airy (2 of 2)

Airy
/ (ˈɛərɪ) /

noun
Sir George Biddell . 1801–92, British astronomer, noted for his estimate of the earth's density from gravity measurements in mines; astronomer royal (1835–81)
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