[ wind-swept ]
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  1. open or exposed to the wind: a wind-swept beach.

Origin of wind-swept

First recorded in 1805–15

Words Nearby wind-swept Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use wind-swept in a sentence

  • Imagine, then, standing on this wind-swept height as Rimbaud did, almost out of your mind with the sheer power of your mind.

    When Your Hero’s an SOB | Bruce Duffy | August 1, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • As fast as the smoke rose the wind swept it away, so that the gunners had a clear view of the ships.

  • There was no wood; he tore the clapboards from a near-by cabin and the tar paper from the wind-swept roof.

    The White Desert | Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • Harder and swifter the wind swept about them; its force greater than the slight form of the woman could resist.

    The White Desert | Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • Instantly the wind swept howling down upon the Head, and the Roost bellowed, and churned, and danced with a new fury.

  • So he dressed quickly and hurried through the wind-swept corridor into the Chapel.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie

British Dictionary definitions for windswept


/ (ˈwɪndˌswɛpt) /

  1. open to or swept by the wind

  2. another word for windblown (def. 2)

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