Synonyms for breeze

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : breez
Phonetic Transcription : briz

Top 10 synonyms for breeze Other synonyms for the word breeze

Définition of breeze

Origin :
  • 1560s, "north or northeast wind," from Old Spanish briza "cold northeast wind;" in West Indies and Spanish Main, the sense shifting to "northeast trade wind," then "fresh wind from the sea." English sense of "gentle or light wind" is from 1620s. An alternative possibility is that the English word is from East Frisian brisen "to blow fresh and strong." The slang for "something easy" is American English, c.1928.
  • noun light wind
  • verb work quickly through task
Example sentences :
  • He has an air, it is true, but his air is not a breeze, like the air of a pretender to fashion.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • Not a breeze can stir but it thrills us with the breath of autumn.
  • Extract from : « The Old Manse (From "Mosses From An Old Manse") » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Her stiff cap moved in the breeze as it swung from the corner of her mirror.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • They were trembling, not so much under the breeze as from the hurrying rhythm of the year.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • For a moment Pierre was transported as by a breeze of hope and triumph.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • The grass was tall, and it waved gently in the morning breeze.
  • Extract from : « The Bay State Monthly, Vol. 1, Issue 1. » by Various
  • Major White, with his delicate sense of smell, sniffed the breeze.
  • Extract from : « Roden's Corner » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • She always seems as cool as if we had a breeze blowing, no matter how hot it is.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • Even to this day they mourn for him and tremble at the least breeze from heaven.
  • Extract from : « Classic Myths » by Mary Catherine Judd
  • They felt the breeze from his powerful wings, and swifter went their own.
  • Extract from : « Classic Myths » by Mary Catherine Judd

Antonyms for breeze

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