breezy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

breeze +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹiːzi/
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  • Rhymes: -iːzi

Adjective[edit]

breezy (comparative breezier, superlative breeziest)

  1. With a breeze blowing, with a lively wind, pleasantly windy.
  2. (figuratively) With a cheerful, casual, lively and light-hearted manner.
    • 1971, Carole King; Toni Stern (lyrics and music), “It's Too Late”, in Tapestry, Ode Records, performed by Carole King:
      It used to be so easy living here with you / You were light and breezy and I knew just what to do / Now you look so unhappy and I feel like a fool
    • 2012 July 18, Scott Tobias, “The Dark Knight Rises”, in AV Club[1]:
      Though Bane’s sing-song voice gives his pronouncements a funny lilt, he doesn’t have any of the Joker’s deranged wit, and Nolan isn’t interested in undercutting his seriousness for the sake of a breezier entertainment.

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