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Definition of the noun airiness

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noun - plural: airinesses

  1. the property of something spacious and abounding in fresh air
  2. the property of something weightless and insubstantial
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of airiness: buoyancy
    • more generic words: lightness / weightlessness = the property of being comparatively small in weight
  3. lightness in movement or manner

Alternative definition of the noun airiness


  1. Light or airy in quality or manner.
  2. See insubstantiality.

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Google previewThe Spenser Encyclopedia (2003)

by A.C. Hamilton

Airiness is a metaphor ofher frivolity andgiddiness, but sheisalso associated with water in itsplacid moods. Spenser is also something of a humanist social critic in Book II, where the ideological implications extend considerably beyond private ...

Google previewA View of Spain (1809)

Comprising a Descriptive Itinerary, of Each Province, and a General Statistical Account of the Country by Alexandre comte de Laborde

The interior is without pillars, and its airiness is the principal merit of it ; the ornaments of marble and gold are well distributed ; there is a monument here of the famous historian Jerome Zurita, who died in 1570. It is very magnificent. A side door ...

Google previewUnderstanding Imagination (2013)

The Reason of Images by Dennis L Sepper

We can easily imagine coming up with some kind of measure for expandability and brightness, but airiness is a little harder—it depends on feel, though it is probably also related to ceiling height, overall room proportions, and admitted light ...

Google previewArts and Architecture (1922)

Airiness is a medium between no air-movement (caused by having the soil windows shut) and too much air.movement (occurring when plants are, as it were , lodged on sleeping porches because the soil particles have too large spaces ...

Google previewA view of Spain. Translated (1809)

by Alexandre Louis J. Laborde (comte de.)

The interior is without pillars,- and its airiness is the principal merit of it ...

Google previewFocloir guoidilge-sucs-beurlu, or, An Irish-English dictionary (1849)

by Thomas De Vere Coneys

silliness, conceit, airiness, vanity, gallantry, foppery. UAUA|6eAC&,-&A, s. f. conceited- ness, airiness, ostentation, coquetry. s. m. a mourning, a howling ; Matt. ii. 18.

Google previewA Dictionary, Hindustani & English: Accompanied by a Reversed Dictionary, English and Hindustani (1858)

by Duncan Forbes

liveliness, airiness. d. Ú or siggerat chulbulana, n. to be restless, to fidget (little used). h. color Jolso chullulahat, gaiety, [ting; airy, gay. h. \o- sizofoal chulbuliyā, restless, fidget*** **Tra: chalpasa or fasts: chilpasa, m. a lizard. h.

Google previewThe rhymers' lexicon (1971)

by Andrew Loring, George Saintsbury

palladium radium disputatiousness evadible stadium persuadable vanadium edaeiousness shadable efficaciousness fallaciousness wariness lutarious glaciarium honorarium malarious sacrarium multifarious sanitarium tepidarlum airiness.

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

lightness, weightlessness, airiness. 2 ease, agreeableness, pleasantness, tolerability. heavy adj. 1 weighty, massive, bulky, dense, leaden, thick, laden, substantial. 2 oppressive, burdensome, intolerable, cumbersome, onerous, arduous, ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and Scientific (1853)

Adapted to the Present State of Literature, Science, and Art; on the Basis of Webster's English Dictionary ... Comprising All Words Purely English ... by John Ogilvie

Airiness;. flutter;. showiness. Originally genteelness. airily; finical. JAUP, or JAWP , n A portion of water separated from a wave when it is broken by its own weight, or by dashing against a rock, ship, &c.; that which is thrown on one's clothes by ...

Google previewAn Irish-English Dictionary, Containing Upwards of Twenty Thousand Words that Never Appeared in Any Former Irish Lexicon: with Copious Quotations from the Most Esteemed Ancient and Modern Writers, to Elucidate the Meaning of Obscure Words and Numerous Comparisons ... ; to which is Annexed, a Compendious Irish Grammar. By Edward O'Reilly (1821)

airiness %ер, aer, s. the air, sky %ераé, aerach, s. aerial еейae, aeradh, s. satirizing егера)m, aerain, v to air *:epaihul, aeranhuil, < taepba, aerdha, З{epeab, aereadh, airing %eptacc, aerthacht, s. airiness ееr, ...

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Scrabble value of A1I1R1I1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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