airy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"airy" in British English

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airyadjective

uk   /ˈeə.ri/  us   /ˈer.i/

airy adjective (LIGHT)

approving with a lot of ​light and ​space: The new ​offices are ​light and airy.

airy adjective (DELICATE)

delicate, as if ​full of ​air: a ​light, airy ​fabric

airy adjective (NOT SERIOUS)

showing no ​worry or ​seriousthought: "I don't ​care - you ​choose," he said, with an airy ​wave of the ​hand.
airily
adverb uk   /ˈeə.rɪ.li/  us   /ˈer-/
"He can do what he ​likes - it doesn't ​bother me," she said airily.
airiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/ approving
(Definition of airy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"airy" in American English

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airyadjective

 us   /ˈeər·i/
spacious and ​light: The new ​offices are ​bright and airy.
(Definition of airy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “airy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 明亮的, 宽敞明亮的…
in Turkish havadar…
in Russian просторный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 明亮的, 寬敞明亮的…
in Polish przestronny…
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