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British English: /ɛː/
American English: /ɛr/

Translation of air in Italian:


  • 2 (atmosphere, sky) he threw the ball up into the air
    lanciò la palla in aria
    the helicopter rose up into the air
    l'elicottero si sollevò nell'aria
    the birds of the air
    i volatili
    the swans took to the air
    i cigni hanno preso il volo
    to send something, to travel by air
    spedire qualcosa per via aerea, viaggiare in aereo
    Turin (seen) from the air
    Torino vista dall'aereo
    the battle was fought on the ground and in the air
    la battaglia fu combattuta dalle forze di terra e dell'aria
    to clear the air
  • 3 (Radio, Television)to be, go on the air (broadcaster, interviewee) to go off the air
    cessare le trasmissioni
    while the programme was still on the air
    mentre il programma era ancora in onda
    the series will be back on the air in January
    la serie sarà di nuovo in onda a gennaio
    he went on the air to reassure the public
    andò in onda per rassicurare la gente
    off the air, she confided that …
    durante un fuori onda, confidò che …
    the channel goes off the air at midnight
    la rete cessa le trasmissioni a mezzanotte

transitive verb

  • 1 (dry) don't wear that shirt, it hasn't been aired
    non metterti quella maglia, non è ancora asciutta
  • 3 (express)
    esprimere, far conoscere (opinion, view)
    to air one's grievances
    far sentire il proprio malcontento
    to air one's knowledge
    sfoggiare la propria cultura


there's something in the air

he could sense trouble in the air

there's a rumour in the air that …

to put on airs, to give oneself airs

darsi delle arie

our plans are still totally up in the air

i nostri progetti sono ancora per aria

to be walking o treading on air

essere al settimo cielo

to disappear o vanish into thin air

they produced o conjured these figures out of thin air

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