airy[ air-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF airy
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There was a long, airy gallery, in which he was allowed to take exercise any hour of the day.
I had climbed up into the airy heights, I had been writing of millionaires.
Very few houses have a proper place to keep provisions in; the best substitute is a hanging-safe, suspended in an airy situation.
The latter, entirely unabashed, waved an airy gesture, and continued.
Visions are airy; but I propose to see visions for a moment, and Britain as she might be in 1948.
An airy irrelevancy was quite as common as the serious note.
In my youthful haste I asked myself what sort of airy soul she had.
In the inner and airy office, Dunwoodie nodded, motioned at a chair.
They saw a room, like the other bedrooms in the house, large and airy.
His airy play with the texts of Holy Scripture had been too venturesome for many.
late 14c., "of the air, made of air," from air (n.1) + -y (2). Meaning "breezy" is attested from 1590s; that of "lively" is from 1640s. Sense of "vain, unsubstantial" is from 1580s. Disparaging airy-fairy is attested from 1920 (earlier in a sense of "delicate or light as a fairy," which is how Tennyson used it in 1830).