adjective, balm·i·er, balm·i·est.
- balmain bug,
- balmer series,
Origin of balmy
Examples from the Web for balmy
I got into my car and just sat there in the balmy London night replaying the events of the day in my mind.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On a New York terrace, there is a dinner dance one balmy summer evening.Adam Hochschild on Keeping Company With His Dying Father|Adam Hochschild|June 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During a balmy summer, few things provide immediate enjoyment like a chilled glass of rosé.
The surprisingly boring movie Contagion, has arrived, signaling the end of balmy youth for the field of infectious diseases.
Eleanor Roosevelt addressed the record crowd on a balmy Southern California afternoon.
The air came with balmy freshness to my anxious, feverish brow.Ernest Linwood|Caroline Lee Hentz
It was a bright, moonlight night, and we stood there leaning over the railing enjoying the smooth sea and balmy summer night air.Gospel Doctrine|Joseph F. Smith
She felt almost as if the balmy sunlight were some joy-giving fluid to be drunk like wine.The Hills of Refuge|Will N. Harben
The quickening power within pictured to them bright sunshine, refreshing showers and warm, balmy nights.
It was a beautiful day in May, the air so balmy and delicious that it was a luxury to breathe it.The Bride of the Tomb and Queenie's Terrible Secret|Mrs. Alexander McVeigh Miller
adjective balmier or balmiest
c.1500, "delicately fragrant," from balm + -y (2). Figurative use for "soothing" dates from c.1600; of breezes, air, etc. "mild, fragrant" (combining both earlier senses) it is first attested 1704. Meaning "weak-minded, idiotic," 1851, is from London slang.