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Definition of zephyr noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

zephyr

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈzefə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈzefər//
 
(old-fashioned or literary) Wind
 
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a soft gentle wind See related entries: Wind Word Origin late Old English zefferus, denoting a personification of the west wind, via Latin from Greek zephuros ‘(god of the) west wind’. The current sense dates from the late 17th cent.
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