- delicate or lovely: an airy-fairy actress; an airy-fairy nightgown.
- not based on reality or concerned with mundane affairs; unrealistic: airy-fairy ideas about spending a fortune that isn't even his.
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But when the darkness closes in, we actually run to fairy tales and fables.
Actually, rather like Gruber, we feel rather icky about fairy tales.
Not that the demonstration had anything to do with this couple, whom Sarah seems to see as a fairy tale come to life.
Were the fairy-tale true it really would shame the affluent west.
In reality, prison weddings look nothing like the fairy tales depicted on TV and in bridal magazines.
The tailor of the fairy tale with his "seven at a blow" is not in it with the gunnery Lieutenant of a battleship.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
The Elizabethan pipes were so small that now when they are dug up in Ireland the poor call them 'fairy pipes' from their tininess.
Spenser in his Fairy Queen makes one of the characters include it with other herbs celebrated for medicinal qualities.
She had just come to forty-nine, and was wondering if she might remind the fairy father of his duty, when the door opened.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
Many years ago I collected together a large number of these 'Fairy Pipes' from all parts of the kingdom.