[ UK /ˈe‍əɹɪnəs/ ]
  1. lightness in movement or manner
  2. the property of something weightless and insubstantial
  3. the property of something spacious and abounding in fresh air
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How To Use airiness In A Sentence

  • Safdie's open, light-filled design befits an organization dedicated to the better angels of our nature -- the building, faced in acid-etched precast concrete with the warm tone of limestone and featuring two soaring atria fronted by windows and covered by a glass roof in the shape of a flying dove -- has the grandeur of a typical D.C. landmark but exhibits an airiness unusual in the stone slabs of the city's monuments. Katherine Gustafson: New on the Mall: A Fitting Monument to Peacemaking
  • The iris, which is less prominent on me than violet, smells raw and silvery think a hint of Iris Silver Mist, and its ethereal airiness provides a beautiful contrast to the earthly robustness of the violet. Archive 2008-01-01
  • Now a soaring ceiling, a dramatic stairway leading up to the bedrooms and study gallery, and a sculpturally ribbed cast-concrete fireplace add airiness and drama to the room.
  • I love the combination of these, alongside with the pink airiness of the thalictrum, interspersed with frothy fennel. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's surprising how many people are unaccustomed to hairiness.
  • And of course that's still true in modern women and you can say that the differential between men and women in hairiness is a function of perhaps somewhat greater selection of mates by the men than the women.
  • A full description makes you take things more slowly: count stamens, measure sepals, check smoothness or hairiness and so on.
  • The installation is a combination of airiness and heaviness; the wadding is associated with warmth and the lead buttons with weight.
  • Strong resonant colorfulness, airiness and lightness, together with extensive use of local materials and workmanship, were the clear expression of her interpretation of locality. Dora Gad.
  • Applicable when possession is normative. e.g., blindness and sight, toothlessness and toothedness, hairiness and baldness. Archive 2009-04-01
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