zephyr

[ zef-er ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

late Old English zefferus, denoting a personification of the west wind, via Latin from Greek zephuros ‘(god of the) west wind’

Synonyms

  • breeze
  • wind

Antonyms

  • calm

Definition

a gentle, mild breeze

Example

The zephyr was so refreshing on the hot summer afternoon.

Usage Over Time

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