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airy

Pronunciation: /ˈeri; ˈeəri/

Translation of airy in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (airier, airiest)

  • 1.1 [room/house] espacioso y aireado
    Example sentences
    • The old ginger wine storage facility has been divided into spacious, airy rooms with stylish features such as Spanish wood doors and window frames and brightly coloured original beams.
    • Original - featured cave, real mud floors, open fire, bright airy rooms and fantastic views.
    • The room is light, airy, spacious and bright with sweeping stairs leading up to the lounge [Lounge] area.
    1.2 (haughty, unconcerned) [manner/reply] displicente
    Example sentences
    • Its driver, insouciant about having one more dent to add to the several he had already accumulated, waved an airy palm of instant forgiveness.
    • But I can say with a good conscience and an airy wave of the hand that if you have a different opinion we can all just try our best and in time the truth will emerge.
    • I commanded, gesturing him forward with an airy wave of my arm.
    1.3 (light, insubstantial) etéreo
    Example sentences
    • A fine, floating, airy thing they called cloud.
    • Sea-urchin roe also accompanies refreshing slices of hamachi, their airy delicacy highlighted by a spry sprinkling of sour-plum vinaigrette.
    • The first thing you notice in the garden centre is the delicate, airy foliage.

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