countable noun
a soft or gentle breeze

Word origin of 'zephyr'

from Latin zephyrus, from Greek zephuros the west wind; probably related to Greek zophos darkness, west


(Spanish) céfiro

In context:

The shining radiance of the sun goes through the fenestrae of this salon slicing the darkness in half, making the air bleed with the carmine of the tall sheer drapes billowing in the late afternoon zephyr.

Brand, Seph THE HAND OF MADNESS (2019)

Net curtains billow from windows inflated by gentle zephyrs.

Times, Sunday Times (2011)



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