English version

breeze in Nature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbreezebreeze1 /briːz/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 DNa gentle windbreezy flowers waving in the breezesee thesaurus at wind2 be a breeze shoot the breeze at shoot1(13)COLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + breeze a gentle/soft/mild breezeIt was a beautiful day with a blue sky and a gentle breeze.a light/slight/faint breezeThe curtains lifted in the light breeze.a stiff/strong breezeThere was a good stiff breeze, just right for sailing.a cool breezeIt was getting late and a cool breeze was blowing.a warm breezeA warm breeze ruffled the leaves of the trees.a fresh breeze (=cool and quite strong)A fresh breeze is blowing from the north.a sea/ocean breezeThe boats were moving up and down in the sea breeze.an evening breezePeople were out walking, enjoying the evening breeze.a morning breezethe fresh morning breezea summer breezeHe felt the soft summer breeze against his skin.an easterly/westerly etc breezeA gentle easterly breeze was blowing in from the Atlantic.verbsa breeze blowsThe strong breeze blew sand in our faces.a breeze drifts (=blows very gently)A cool breeze drifted through the window.a breeze comes through/from etc somethingThe room was hot and no breeze came through the window.a breeze stirs/ruffles somethingA light breeze stirred the waters of the bay.
Examples from the Corpus
breezeThat made Jay nervous again but Peter assured him they would manage, it was dead easy, a breeze.The second set was a breeze for Clement.A cool breeze blew in off the sea.A gentle breeze ruffled her hair.A mild breeze was picking up, offsetting the heavy blanket of sunshine that settled on my arms.The chill in the air caught me by surprise, a sharp mountain night breeze.Our cruising grounds afford an almost constant sailing breeze and long hours of clear sunshine throughout the summer months.Her black hair was blowing in the breeze as she waved goodbye to me.Flags waved in the breeze.Invited into a back room, I shot the breeze with a married couple who said they ran the place.